Horror Genre


Unit 2 "Horror Genre"

The performance task for this unit is to write an essay comparing which version of the story creates suspense better.  We will study both the print and video versions of The Tell Tale Heart and The Monkey's Paw.  
               See the bottom of the page for resources for the essay.
               I am shooting for the essay to be written by winter break.
  

    Resources: Literary Criticism Slide Shows

The Tell-Tale Heart Current Assignments
Resources:

Self-Paced Assignments 
I am not sure how long this will take. 
I plan to use the data from the assessments to determine the pace of the unit.
____ 1. Read the story using your online book (Log in with Clever)
The first time will be quiet time. NO HEADPHONES
____ 2. Answer the guiding questions to direct your attention to important ideas.

____3. You will have TWO chances to take the first quiz to check IN CLASS.

____4. Read the story a SECOND TIME using your online book (Log in with Clever)
This time you CAN USE headphones.
____5. Be sure you have filled in the guiding questions.
____6. Take the second comprehension quiz IN CLASS.

____7. Finish the Vocabulary.com list on Tell Tale Heart 

____8. Presentations

You will create a Google Slideshow to present your findings to the class
If possible, I will create groups and you can work on one version together.
A. Explain the actions the narrator did in the story
B. Explain the thoughts he shared with as he told the story
C. Describe the setting using all the details you can find (two groups)
D. Show how Poe used the five senses in the story
E. Do you think the narrator is reliable or unreliable (two groups)



9. Brainstorm for your end of unit essay
     We start Monkey's Paw Wednesday 12/14 
Be sure you have lots of notes on which version creates suspense better!


The Monkey's Paw

Self-Paced Assignments 
I am not sure how long this will take. 
I plan to use the data from the assessments to determine the pace of the unit.
____ 1. Read the story using your online book (Log in with Clever) or regular book.
The first time will be quiet time. NO HEADPHONES
____2. Take Quiz 1 Try 1 IN CLASS (open book).

____ 3. Answer the GUIDING QUESTIONS to direct your attention to important ideas.
Read through the text again answering SOME of the guiding questions.
I will check to see that you CITE EVIDENCE in red.
I will look to see that you answered ALL the questions in each question. 

____4. Take Quiz 1 Try 2 IN CLASS (open book).

____5. Read the story a Third time using your online book (Log in with Clever)
This time you CAN USE headphones.

____6. Take Quiz 2 Try 1 IN CLASS (open book).

____7. Be sure you have filled in the guiding questions.

____8. Take Quiz 2 Try 2 IN CLASS (open book).

____9. Finish the Vocabulary.com list on Monkey's Paw

    What is the Horror Genre
          What is the Horror Genre? Essay from our book
     
     Horror Genre Elements Worksheet
          The Ring trailer
          This is a film on H.P. Lovecraft, but it discusses the horror genre. 
          This is a creepy movie on Netflix.  It's slow and focuses a lot on mood.  Very few scares.
                    I am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
    The Outsider (Sections 2 & 3 probably)
          Story from the book
          This is a film on H.P. Lovecraft. (We only watch the first 30 minutes.)
          Text of The Outsider with groups  
          Explanation of the Presentation
          More of his work if you are interested. (I might link this.) 

Performance Task: I am shooting for this essay to be written by winter break.

This collection has given you both experience with and background about the horror genre.  In this activity, you will be discussing whether the written form of The Monkey's Paw or The Tell Tale Heart is better at creating tension and suspense when compared to the a video version of the story.

 

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