Tweens and teens love chills and thrills! Kick off a unit - or an exhilarating lesson - of intense suspense with this all-inclusive 36-slide PowerPoint "The Dinner Party." Presentation includes the text, pre-reading vocabulary, probable passage, and Common Core aligned discussion/essay questions. Answer key included.
*This lesson is all-inclusive and sub-friendly. Keep them learning, even when you're not there!
Teaching more short stories? Check out my Short Story PowerPoint Jumbo Bundle
Add rigor and fun to short stories with Short Story Analysis Task Cards
Task cards can be used with any short story and will reinforce literary concepts such as theme, conflict, setting, point of view, etc.
Teaching more suspense or gothic literature? Check out my other PowerPoints for a spine-tingling unit:
"The Tell-Tale Heart"
"The Monkey's Paw"
"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
"Lamb to the Slaughter"
Terrific Teacher Tip: Use acrostic poetry. Check for understanding by giving students a key word/concept from the lesson. Write it vertically and have them write a detail or descriptor that starts with each of the letters of the key word/concept.
Need more terrific teacher tips, classroom ideas, or just words of inspiration? Visit my author/teacher blog at Kimberly Dana - The Blog Zone