Students participate in round-robin cooperative writing groups to develop a variety of possible stories around a single prompt.
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Thrills! Chills! Using Scary Stories to Motivate Students to Read
What better way to motivate reading than with scary stories, especially around Halloween. Using a Goosebumps series set of books, learners participate in daily reading of chapters from their book. Each day they focus on a different story...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
"The Tell-Tale Heart"- It's a Matter of Point of View
How does the point of view of Poe's protagonist in "The Tell-Tale Heart" contribute to the suspenseful tone? Help your middle schoolers identify the point of view in a literary work with this lesson, which goes on to discuss the...
8th English Language Arts
Scary Short Story Writing Lesson
There's nothing like the prospect of writing a scary story to get your middle schoolers' writing juices flowing! In the lesson presented here, pupils listen to scary short stories read to them by the teacher. Then, a discussion ensues...
6th - 8th English Language Arts