If you're looking for a short unit that's perfect for Halloween, look no further! This product teaches students about the long oral tradition of story telling, and looks specifically at prominent urban legends. This product will guide your students through the process of reading & understanding urban legends & cautionary tales, evaluating a story for credibility, & writing a spooky tale of their own! It is completely editable, making it easy to adapt for a variety of uses.
-Background & description of urban legends, cautionary tales, & archetypal narrative elements
-Urban Legend Task Cards
-Writing Task Cards
-Optional "Pardoner's Tale" Extension & Annotation Guide
It culminates in a day of students sharing their own original urban legends with their classmates. A definite student favorite!