Watch an episode of The Twilight Zone, and cover the standards at the same time! This unit is perfect for October! Your students will be engaged and have fun while working on important ELA skills! These activities can be used around Halloween time, but they are also perfect for any time.
If you have a Netflix account, you can easily find The Twilight Zone series. This resource is for the very interesting and suspenseful episode titled “Where Is Everybody?”. It’s episode one in season 1. If you go to your Netflix account, type in Twilight Zone in the search bar. Then, click season 1, episode 1 to find this episode.
Our packet includes the following:
Handouts to complete while watching the episode
Activities and handouts on theme and foreshadowing
Learning Carousel Activity Directions
Fun Poetry activities based on the episode
Objective summary assignment, including instructions for writing one and an
optional fill-in-the-blank one
Main Character Mottos activity
Plot into Comic Strip Activity
Parts of plot analysis with key
A test on the episode with key
This unit was created for seventh graders, but it would work perfectly in an 8th grade or a high school classroom too!
Many of the activities included can be used with other episodes and texts throughout the year!
As with anything you watch with your students, preview the episode first to make sure it is one that your students would enjoy!