Horror Teacher Resources

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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. 
Learners examine the use of titles with video. They create a short horror film based on a classic work of literature or other subject area writing. Students use a single camera and a single shot. Using Adobe Premiere Elements, learners create titles for the remainder of their video.
"Timid, scared, terrified." High school scholars examine words, their denotations and connotations, in a series of exercises that use lines from Shakespeare to explore figurative language and word relationships. Participants then demonstrate their understanding of these principles as they respond to questions on two poems by Robert Frost.
In this word search worksheet, students search for names of famous horror films. Films include classics as well as newer films.
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. 
Both English language learners and native English speakers will benefit with this practice opportunity. For eight sentences given, learners must select the correct vocabulary word to complete the sentence. Example words include fruitless, controversial, and eradicated. 
For this solving problems with fractions worksheet, fifth graders solve five word problems with fractions, then use the answers to complete a data chart.
For this Halloween worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, choose the correct word, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, asking questions, surveying, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Halloween.
Practice revising by rewriting one the provided paragraphs each day Monday through Thursday. Writers will need to innovate in order to improve the paragraph. Focus tasks are provided for each short sentence group. On Friday, ask writers to compose a paragraph using one of the previous prompts. Before this assignment, teach lessons on revision. Sample revisions are included.
Eleventh graders participate on a virtual trip back in time to read the author who created the literary genre that started the intense popularity of the horror film genre of my space, UTube and podcasts, just to mention a few. They experience the writings of Edgar Allen Poe.
Students investigate urban legends. In this literature instructional activity, students discuss facts and fiction related to urban legends. The website sopes.com is recommended.
In this Halloween activity activity, students brainstorm about Halloween. Students brainstorm about costumes, candy, words, and scary movies.
In this famous person activity, students read a passage about Steven Spielberg and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Young scholars are introduced to the story Killer Bees by Jane Rollason. In this literature lesson, students discuss the horror genre and different types of horror books. They read excerpts from this book and predict what they think will happen. 
In this grammar activity, students complete a 3 page, 15 question multiple choice quiz on correct word use. Students complete each sentence with the correct word from 4 choices.
In this Halloween word scramble worksheet, students unscramble the letters in the words that make up the names of 13 scary Halloween movies. They see cartoon-like ghosts and tombstones on the page.
Take the fear out of reading with this series of three lessons from HotWire Magazine about fears and phobias. Each lesson contains pre-reading and post-reading activities aimed at improving learners' reading comprehension skills with the use of several reading strategies. This resource provides detailed instructional support for both teachers and learners. To make use of this resource, you will have to purchase Volume 8 of HotWire Magazine.
One of my favorite things about this resource is that they use a standardized lexile to help you determine who should be reading what book. I also love this great teacher's guide for the book, The Class Election from the Black Lagoon. In it, you'll find a series of guided learning activities, discussion questions, vocabulary terms, comprehension and text connection strategies perfect for teaching kids in grades two and three. Puns, humor, creative writing, and reading comprehension are all used to help learners get the most out of a fantastic book. 
"There comes an end to all things" and ending a study of horror fiction with a multimedia project is "like starting a stone. . . away the stone goes, starting others. . ." In this case, groups start with a question generated by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, find connections to other fiction in the horror genre, and craft a presentation about the significance of an author, a novel, or a film. Who knows where the research will go?
Make a study of the Gothic style by taking an in-depth look at Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Lead a discussion about the Gothic elements in the story and the effect the story has on readers. Next, ask young scholars to compose quick essays on why fantasy novels and films are so popular, comparing this genre to realistic fiction. Note that the resource refers to specific pages in Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, but the pieces can be found elsewhere.

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