Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carmen is a novel that utilizes the journal writing format, and pairs it with a personal camcorder media piece for each section of reading. The genre of horror and suspense, as well as mystery and realistic fiction works well with the writing format and online component to create a modern piece of fiction that captivates student curiosity and interest.
This unit focuses on Inferencing, Problem Solving, and Listening skills.
This package includes:
- Brief overview
- 9 Reader Response Journal Prompts (correspond to chapters)
- Culminating Activity (Choice Board)
No lesson plans or rubric provided. The book was used as a read-aloud and paired with the response journals. Discussions were had before journals were started.
Aligns well with the Ontario Language Curriculum.