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The Monsters are Due on Maple Street - Complete Unit Pack! {CCSS}

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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This is a fantastically engaging and complete unit for your middle schoolers for Rod Serling's The Monsters are Due on Maple Street. This is a teleplay from The Twilight Zone television series.

You will get the following materials:

  • Pre-reading Group Questions/Discussion Prompts
  • Pre-Reading Vocabulary and Extension Activities with Key
  • Charting Plot: Two Types of Charts with Key
  • Literary Elements Chart with Key
  • Reader Response Questions with Key
  • Analyzing Dialogue and Stage Directions Chart with Key
  • Cause and Effect Chart with Key
  • Final Assessment: Short answer with Key
  • Small Group (or Individual) Project Handout
  • Journal/Discussion Topics (single page and two per page options)
  • Dialectical Journal Template

Unit Completion time (with any supplemental activities such as watching the Twilight Zone episode, or using any poetry or non-fiction) is about three weeks.

I hope you and your students enjoy this!


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Total Pages
27 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history”).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).


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