Timer- “Witch Doctor” David Saville (2:23 – 1958)
Use the prompt below to work on your own story or draw a picture of what you’re visualizing.
I always thought my cat had a staring problem – she always seemed fixated on my face. Until one day, when I realized that she was always looking just behind me.
Share with your partner
SLT- I can read and analyze horror stories in a variety of ways.
Breakdown: Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns
- Use “boxes and bullets” or a “double entry journal” to record evidence of Elements Of Horror in the story.
- Write down the story title
- Focus on just the following Elements of Horror – How does this story use ______
- Mood, Dark Side of Life, Plot Contains Frightening or Unexpected Events
- Find quotes or paraphrase chunks of text that support your thinking. (3-7 bullets depending on the length of the story)
- Summarize the story in your own words.
- Write your own adaptation of the short story for HW.
- 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing – Horror Stories Encouraged.