Your middle school students will be captivated by this chilling short story by Edgar Allan Poe!
Students will want
to analyze characters, motive, plot, and themes. 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, point of view, setting, theme, and the unreliable narrator
⚬ fun graphic novel-style plot activity offers a creative way for students to summarize
⚬ includes the short story with space for annotations -- ready to teach today!
This resource includes:
⚬ teacher lesson plans
⚬ anchor chart
⚬ pre-reading survey
⚬ comprehension questions & comprehension quiz
⚬ vocabulary collector
⚬ story summary graphic organizer
⚬ elements of the plot chart
⚬ graphic novel-style form for illustrating the plot
⚬ point of view
⚬ setting analysis
⚬ the unreliable narrator analysis
⚬ theme analysis
⚬ 14 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 includes a copy of the story that provides room on the page for students to add their own annotations.
You will receive a zip file that includes two resources:
1. The story with space for annotations
2. The literary analysis -- ready to teach!
Be sure to check out the preview!
Looking for other creepy stories to engage your students? Here are two more:
"The Monkey's Paw"
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 also works well with:
⚬ 26 Mini Lessons for Reading Literature
⚬ Literature Circles with any Dystopian Novel
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