The Twilight Zone! The series and this unit are perfect for HALLOWEEN and October!
With this unit, your students will watch an episode of The Twilight Zone, and cover several important ELA standards at the same time! Although these activities can be used around Halloween time, 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, suspenseful, and somewhat episode titled “Nightmare as a Child”. It’s episode 29 in season 1.
NOTE – The main character is faced with recalling her mother’s murder, so please sure to preview the episode before your purchase to make sure it’s appropriate for your students.
Our packet includes the following:
Handouts to complete while watching the episode with answer keys
A character Map (Helen Foley) with answer key
Activities and handouts on theme with answer keys
Two TDA questions with answer keys
Several Fun Poetry activities based on the episode (rubrics are included for two of the poetry assignments)
A writing activity where students are asked to write a critical review of the episode (rubric provided)
Objective summary assignment, including instructions for writing one and an
optional fill-in-the-blank one
A 14 question multiple choice test on the episode with key (There is a retelling sheet that you may decide to use with your class prior to the test.)
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!
Be sure to check out our other units on additional episodes of The Twilight Zone!
”Where is Everybody?””One for the Angels”