It Was A Dark and Stormy Night
Tenth graders read and discuss Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and are introduced to the genre of horror. In groups, they create their own PowerPoint presentation on a topic related to horror. A panel of their classmates judges the best story.
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It was a dark and stormy night in 1815 when Mary Shelley began drafting a ghost story in response to a competition suggest by Lord Byron. Find out more about Shelley, her life, and events that influenced what is called the first science...
5 mins 9th - 12th English Language Arts