This lesson is meant to address tone, atmosphere, author's purpose, word meanings (connotation), and point of view. It is a horror/suspense story dealing with murder.
The text can be found online, and the Lexile of the text is 1100, which is in the ninth grade band. Qualitatively, it would not be appropriate for any students under 9th grade.
Attached in the files are a lesson plan that contains: a vocabulary activity, a writing prompt, an informational text, and a pacing PowerPoint including the essential question for the week. The info text and PowerPoint are linked in the lesson plan.