Timer- “Time Warp” Rocky Horror Picture Show – Original Soundtrack (3:20 – 1975)
Use the prompt below to work on your own story or draw a picture of what you’re visualizing.
“She went upstairs to check on her sleeping toddler. The window was open and the bed was empty.”
- Share with your partner
SLT- I can use a double entry journal to identify and analyze the mood in The Tell Tale Heart.
Breakdown: Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns
Review Elements of Horror definition of “Mood”
Mood is dark, foreboding, menacing, bleak and creates an immediate response by the reader
- The reader should get a sense that things are bad and getting worse.
Opening Paragraph of “Tell Tale Heart”-
- Identify words and phrases that set the mood.
True! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acutand I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.
Class Work Option I-
- Re Read “A Tell Tale Heart” independently – or w/Lauren.
- Work to identify examples of mood in the story and analyze these examples effect the reader.
Class Work Option II-
- Re Read “A Tell Tale Heart” independently.
- Work to identify examples of mood and other elements of horror and analyze these examples effect on the reader.
- Imitate/model the narrator’s voice in “A Tell Tale Heart” in your own tale of horror for tonight’s HW.
- 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing – Horror Stories Encouraged.