Reflection: Lesson Planning Learning the genre of Horror/Suspense with Tell Tale Heart - Section 1: Lesson Opener


Usually I have the "learning the genre" lesson as the first lesson. Since it is spring and my students have spring fever, I wanted them to get right into brainstorming ideas to get them excited about the genre.

On this particular week, I knew that I had to build excitement before I gave them a complex text to pour over. It turns out that they loved Tell Tale Heart, however, I think they would have thrown it at me if I didn't get them excited about the writing first! :) 

  Why learn the genre as the third lesson?
  Lesson Planning: Why learn the genre as the third lesson?
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Learning the genre of Horror/Suspense with Tell Tale Heart

Unit 15: Fiction Unit
Lesson 3 of 15

Objective: SWBAT analyze how authors craft particular elements of a story in order to shape a horror/suspense narrative.

Big Idea: "......but why WILL you say that I am mad?"

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