Your middle school students will be captivated by this chilling short story!
Students will want
to analyze characters, motive, plot, and foreshadowing. This creepy, unsettling story is great for middle school and high school students.
Reasons to love this unit:
⚬ super creepy story is sure to engage your students!
⚬ includes lesson plans and teacher checklist – makes an ideal sub plan
⚬ provides literary analysis practice: students will analyze character, plot, motive, theme, and foreshadowing
⚬ fun graphic novel-style plot activity offers a creative way for students to summarize
⚬ ready to use – all you need is a copy of the story.
This resource includes:
⚬ teacher lesson plans
⚬ anchor chart
⚬ pre-reading survey
⚬ comprehension questions
⚬ vocabulary collector
⚬ story summary graphic organizer
⚬ elements of the plot chart
⚬ graphic novel-style form for illustrating the plot
⚬ character analysis
⚬ character motivation analysis
⚬ foreshadowing analysis
⚬ theme analysis
⚬ 12 additional open-ended discussion questions
⚬ writing prompt and graphic organizer for argumentative essay
⚬ graphic organizer for essay
⚬ essay review checklist
⚬ teacher checklists
⚬ complete answer key
This unit does not
include a copy of the story since it is not in the public domain. However, it is widely anthologized and easy to find.
Be sure to check out the preview!
Looking for other creepy stories to engage your students? Here are two more:
"The Monkey's Paw"
"The Tell-tale Heart"
Want to give your students a turn to write their own scary stories? Here's a step-by-step journal that will help them!
⚬ Write a Scary Story (Printable)
⚬ Write a Scary Story (Digital)
This resource works well with:
⚬ 26 Mini Lessons for Reading Literature
⚬ Literature Circles with any Dystopian Novel
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