“Thriller” by Michael Jackson celebrates a classic nod to the imagination. This unit compliments students’ desire for something fun and light on the brink of Halloween, or simply in honor of their love for thrilling literature with which to “play.” In turn, they will engage in activities that develop comprehension, fluency, vocabulary enrichment and writing skills.
Copy of the song lyrics
Links to learn the iconic dance
Sketch to stretch activity
Vocabulary enrichment activity
Building background on the song nonfiction article
"What is fear" student writing
"4 Corners" activity
Artists Collaboration Brainstorm Writing and Class Debate
Socratic Seminar Explanation and Discussion Questions
Culminating Student Choice Board
This unit offers a chance to have some fun with your kids through an ELA lens that promotes a love of literature through a beloved song.