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Do your pupils love horror movies? This Times for Kids article on different types of scary films is sure to get their attention - and not just on Halloween. After reading the short nonfiction article, three "reader's response" questions address reading comprehension, while three "writer's response" questions discuss literary analysis. The activity focuses on surveys, which could lend well to an extended lesson.
Explore film adaptation of literature with this lesson plan, which focuses on the world of film advertisements. Middle schoolers discuss various films (including The Lord of the Rings) and create advertisements for a pretend film based on a fairy tale. An outstanding resource that covers many areas of the curriculum and includes some excellent supplemental educational resources. Use it to study the difference between a film adaptation and its source material.
Here's an exercise that will help learners develop their vocabulary. The eight sentence completion problems are followed by an answer key that explains why one answer is correct and why the other possibilities are not. Richly detailed, the key also notes strategies that can be used for problems of this type.
Designed to open a unit on the suspense/horror genre, this plan hooks readers with an activity that mirrors the action of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" (without the grisly ending). Use either the twenty-minute 1969 film or clips from the 1996 made-for-television version. A soundly crafted lesson, but you will need to create the vocabulary sheet mentioned with words from the story that might be unfamiliar to your class.
Learn about film and TV ratings systems in Canada (includes a comparison to the MPAA system) and how they influence appropriate viewing for youths. A detailed commentary about the film Seven pointed at revealing flaws in ratings systems and an article making a cause-and-effect connection between violence warnings and teen viewing both reflect the resource publication date. Easy to update with more current texts; the objectives are still relevant.
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson plan to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror, complete an analysis sheet for primary and secondary sources, and a photograph analysis sheet.