Short Story Unit: Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year

Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
Short Story Unit:  Bundle of Three Scary Stories for Any Time of Year
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  1. Your students will love this delightfully creepy short story. It's perfect for practicing literary analysis, foreshadowing, point of view, and irony with your middle school and high school students.Reasons to love this unit:⚬ The unit has everything you need to start teaching -- including the stor
  2. 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 e
  3. 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
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Scare your students – and teach them to analyze great literature at the same time! This bundle includes three creepy short stories: “The Monkey’s Paw,” “The Tell-tale Heart,” and “The Lottery.”

Your students will love reading, analyzing, discussing, and debating them! And you will love having them in a unit -- ready to go!

This resource includes:

“The Monkey’s Paw”
⚬ PDF copy of "The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs. This text is in the public domain. QR Code and URL link included on student pages.
⚬ Daily lesson plans
⚬ Pre-reading student survey
⚬ Comprehension questions
⚬ Comprehension quiz
⚬ Vocabulary study
⚬ Plot diagram
⚬ "Big Picture" graphic organizer
⚬ Analyzing literature -- point of view
⚬ Character analysis cards for interactive skits
⚬ Understanding characters graphic organizer
⚬ Foreshadowing
⚬ "Try It" cards -- challenge students to write using foreshadowing
⚬ Fate & Cosmic irony
⚬ "Write About It" prewriting, graphic organizer (argument writing)
⚬ "Revise Your Draft" cards
⚬ Writing rubric
⚬ Teacher Checklists
⚬ Answer Key

”The Lottery”
⚬ 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 (argument writing)
⚬ graphic organizer for essay
⚬ essay review checklist
⚬ rubric
⚬ 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.

”The Tell-tale Heart”
⚬ 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 (argument writing)
⚬ graphic organizer for essay
⚬ essay review checklist
⚬ rubric
⚬ 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.

Reasons to love this lesson:
⚬ ready to use! Lesson plans included, so you can start teaching right away.
⚬ three engaging, creepy stories that your students will love!
⚬ perfect way to engage students in analyzing literature!
⚬ great for literature circles, reading workshop, or emergency sub plans.

Be sure to check out the preview!

When you purchase this resource, you will receive a zipped file that includes all of the resources.

This resource works well with this creative writing print and digital creative writing resource:
Write a Scary Story: Creative Writing Notebook
Write a Scary Story: Creative Writing Digital Notebook for Google Classroom and OneDrive


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Total Pages
115 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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