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  • What Makes You Nervous?

    Scary Stories that Emphasize Tone, Mood & Plot

    Standards Addressed in these lessons: K.R.8.1.4.5Inferencing K.R.8.1.4.7Comparing & Contrasting K.R.8.1.4.8Cause & Effect K.R.8.1.4.9Summarization K.R.8.1.4.11Style & Literary Devices K.R.8.2.1.1Characterization K.R.8.2.1.2Setting K.R.8.2.1.3Plot K.W.8.1.1.2Audiences, Purposes, & Writing Process

    2010

    Amanda Graham & Kim Osenga FRMS 8th Grade Language Arts

    10/22/2010

  • Edgar Allen Poe

  • Name: Core: Date:

    The Tell-Tale Heart Trial

    Definitions:

    Murder in the First Degree The distinguishing factor of first degree murder is pre-meditation. First degree murder is usually part of a larger scheme, done by poison, done after lying in wait and/or planned. It often involves weapons (especially guns). Often in conjunction with burglary, arson, serial murders and other felonies.

    Insanity Mental illness or psychosis which causes the person to lose touch with reality. There can be a claim of temporary insanity or simply the argument of prolonged mental illness. Must be of a severe nature to be counted as a plea of insanity.

    Arguments Textual Evidence*

    First Degree

    1. 2. 3.

    1. 2. 3.

    Insanity

    1. 2. 3.

    1. 2. 3.

    *Use page references and quote.

  • Terms Youll Need to Know

    First-degree murder- A killing which is deliberate and premeditated

    (planned, after lying in wait, by poison or as part of a scheme), in

    conjunction with felonies such as burglary, arson, or involving

    multiple deaths or certain weapons, particularly a gun.

    Insanity - Mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot

    distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to

    psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. In

    criminal cases, a plea of "not guilty by reason of insanity" will

    require a trial on the issue of the defendant's insanity (or sanity) at the

    time the crime was committed. In these cases the defendant usually

    claims "temporary insanity."

    Defense: The group who will be fighting on behalf of the narrator. They

    will plead insanity.

    Prosecution: The group fighting on behalf of the old man. They will be

    accusing the narrator of committing first degree murder.

    Judge: The judge mediates the discussion and calls upon the defense and

    prosecution to speak.

    Jury: Those that will decide the verdict.

  • Name: Core: Date:

    T-TH: Choose ONE of the THREE Directions: Based on your preferred learning preference, select one of the assignment options below to

    complete for todays assignment. This assignment may be completed on the back of this paper.

    Spatial option: Create a detailed, full-page color portrait of the main

    character. Pay attention to descriptions/personality traits stated in the story

    and incorporate those elements into your depiction. CITE (quote and page

    number) at least 2 of the descriptions you use in your illustration.

    Kinesthetic option: Write a 1 page scene (include dialogue and set cues)

    between the main character and old man before our story begins. List

    which musical accompaniment (song or sounds) should be included and

    what props you would need to make the setting/mood complete.

    Linguistic option: Write arguments for a murder trail of the main character.

    You will take the point of view of the prosecution and will need to CITE

    examples from the text (quote and page number) to back up your

    arguments. Which route will you choose to pursue; murder in the 1st

    degree (premeditated) or murder by insanity?

  • Function: ____________________ a : a _______________________ for a work of literature, art, or music b : a specific and distinctive _____________________, ______________, or concern

    1. Man Struggles Against ________________: Man is always at battle with human nature, whether the drives described are material or against the aging process itself. 2. Man Struggles Against ___________________: Mankind is always struggling to determine if societal pressure is best for living. Check out books like Scott Westerfelds The Uglies and The Pretties to see how people deal with the pressures of society on their life. 3. Man Struggles to Understand ______________________: Mankind tries to understand and make peace with God, but satisfaction is elusive and difficult. 4. __________________ Does Not Pay: A popular theme played out in books throughout time is the concept that honesty is honored and criminals will eventually be caught. "The Telltale Heart" is a story written on this theme. 5. Overcoming ____________________: Many books celebrate characters who accept a tough situation and turn it into triumph. 6. ____________________ is Dependant on ____________: This is the idea that you can't have friends if you don't act like a friend. 7. The Importance of ___________________: Sacrifices for family are honored and explored, as are the family bonds that survive adversity. 8. _________ and ________: Just when you think life is finally going to be easy, something bad happens to balance it all out. 9. _____________ is the Worthiest of __________________: Many writers assert the idea that love conquers all, appealing to the romantic side of us. 10. _____________ is Part of Life: Literary works with this theme show how death and life and intricately connected. 11. Sacrifices Bring ___________________: Sacrifices and hard work pay off in the end, despite the challenges along the way. 12. Human Beings All Have the Same _____________: S.E. Hinton's __________________________, asserts that rich or poor, educated or dumb, all human beings need love and other basic needs met.

    Definition of

    _____________

    Most Common

    ______________

    Class Notes

    Topic:

    Theme & Mood

    Name : ____________________________________________________

    Class: _____________________________________________________

    Date:______________________________

    Reflection:

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

  • Theme/Mood Teacher Copy

    Definition of Theme:

    Function: noun 1 a : a subject for a work of literature, art, or music b : a specific and distinctive quality, characteristic, or concern Theme. Word Central. 2010. Merriam Webster Word Central. 25 Aug 2010 .

    The 12 Most Common Themes in Literature

    1. Man Struggles Against Nature: Man is always at battle with human nature, whether the drives described are sexual, material or against the aging process itself.

    2. Man Struggles Against Society: Mankind is always struggling to determine if societal pressure is best for living. Check out books like Scott Westerfelds The Uglies and The Pretties to see how people deal with the pressures of society on their life.

    3. Man Struggles to Understand Higher Powers: Mankind tries to understand and make peace with God, but satisfaction is elusive and difficult.

    4. Crime Does Not Pay: A popular theme played out in books throughout time is the concept that honesty is honored and criminals will eventually be caught. "The Telltale Heart" is a story written on this theme.

    5. Overcoming Adversity: Many books celebrate characters who accept a tough situation and turn it into triumph.

    6. Friendship is Dependant on Sacrifice: This is the idea that you can't have friends if you don't act like a friend.

    7. The Importance of Family: Sacrifices for family are honored and explored, as are the family bonds that survive adversity.

    8. Yin and Yang: Just when you think life is finally going to be easy, something bad happens to balance it all out.

    9. Love is the Worthiest of Pursuits: Many writers assert the idea that love conquers all, appealing to the romantic side of us.

    10. Death is Part of the Life Cycle: Literary works with this theme show how death and life and intricately connected.

    11. Sacrifices Bring Reward: Sacrifices and hard work pay off in the end, despite the challenges along the way.

    12. Human Beings All Have the Same Needs: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, book asserts that rich or poor, educated or dumb, all human beings need love and other basic needs met.

    Works Consulted:

    Mork, Rachel. 12 most common themes in literature. 2010. Life 123. 25 Aug. 2010.

    .

  • Name: Core: Date:

    Edgar Allen Poe Webquest Directions: Go to www.classzone.com and, after selecting our textbook, choose the Author Online link under the Literature and Reading Tab. Next,

    skip to Poe, Edgar Allen and choose his Author Study. Once there, answer the following questions.

    1. When and where was EAP born? ___________ in __________________________

    2. In what year did EAP first enroll in college and where did he attend? ____________ at

    ______________________________________________

    3. How old was EAP when he enlisted in the army and what was the highest rank he was

    promoted to? ____________ years old and __________________________________

    4. Name the year that EAP married his wife, as well as her name and age. _____________ to

    ____________________________ who was _________ years old

    5. In what year was EAPs most famous work, The Raven, published? _________

    6. What year did EAPs wife die and what was her diagnosis? ____________ from

    _____________________________________

    7. What year did EAP die and what was his diagnosis? ______________ from

    ___________________________

    8. Name one essay that EAP wrote and the year that it was published.

    _______________________________________________ in _______________

    9. Name one novel that EAP wrote and the year that it was published.

    _______________________________________________ in _______________

    10. Name one poem that EAP wrote and the year that it was published.

    _______________________________________________ in _______________

    11. Name on short story that EAP wrote and the year that it was published.

    _______________________________________________ in _______________

    12. What is the range of years of EAPs listed publications?

    From _____________ to ________________

    13. Out of those listed, cite the EAP quote you like the best and explain why:

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________________________

    ____________________________________________________________________________________

    ____________________________ because

    ____________________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________________.

    14. Finally, play the Name Game and list how many you got correct: _________

  • The Elevator by William Sleator

  • Name: Core: Date:

    The Elevator Two-Voice Poem Directions: After reading The Elevator by William Sleator, write a two-voice poem from the point of view of characters from the story. Since its a TWO-voice poem, youll need TWO points of view to compare and contrast. This can either be two different characters or it can compare and contrast the conflict within one character (probably Martin).

    V1: ____________________ V2: ____________________

    Voice #1: ______________________ Combined Voices (together) Voice#2: ______________________

    (At least 6 lines) (At least 3 lines) (At least 6 lines)

    Use

    th

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  • Name: ___________________________________________________ Core: ____________ Date: _______________

    The Elevator Event Sequencer Exit Ticket

    Directions: Below is a list of events from the story. Place each the events in the correct sequence by writing the order (1-5) that they appeared in the story.

    _______ Martin and his father move into an apartment complex with an unpleasant elevator.

    _______ The elevator opens on floor 10, the fat lady gets on laughing, and then she hits the stop button. _______ Martin asks his dad about the fat lady on the elevator but his father just accuses him of being afraid.

    _______ One morning, the elevator stops on the 14th floor & the fat lady got on with her back to the elevator doors.

    _______ To avoid the fat lady, Martin runs up the stairs and breaks his leg between the 15th and 16th floors.

    *Which of the following plot elements are eliminated (not used) in The Elevator story by William Sleator? a) Rising Action and Climax b) Climax and Resolution

    c) Rising Action and Resolution d) Falling Action and Resolution

    Name: ______________________________________________________ Core: _________ Date: ____________

    The Elevator Conflict Exit Ticket

    _________ Conflict A) A Struggle that takes place within a characters own mind, as he/she wrestles with difficult: thoughts, feelings, or choices.

    _________ Internal Conflict B) The Struggle between opposing forces; drives the plot. _________ External Conflict C) Involves a struggle between a character and an outside force

    such as: another character, force of nature, or society.

    Name: Core: Date:

    The Elevator Plot Review

    Directions: Please label the plot elements in their correct order on the map below.

    Word Bank

    Climax

    Exposition

    Falling Action

    Resolution

    Rising Action

  • In the Personal Writing section of your Writers Notebook, and using the prompt given, finish writing The Elevator in 2 paragraphs or more!

    Writing Prompt: Write a scary ending! Writing Prompt: Write ANY kind of endingfreebie! Writing Prompt: Write a happy ending. Writing Prompt: Write a surprise twist ending! Writing Prompt: Write an outrageous ending! Writing Prompt: Write a strange/odd ending! Writing Prompt: Write a surprise twist ending! Writing Prompt: Write a ridiculous ending! Writing Prompt: Write a dull ending. Writing Prompt: Write a romantic ending!

    Writing Prompt: Write a scary ending! Writing Prompt: Write ANY kind of endingfreebie! Writing Prompt: Write a happy ending. Writing Prompt: Write a surprise twist ending! Writing Prompt: Write an outrageous ending! Writing Prompt: Write a strange/odd ending! Writing Prompt: Write a surprise twist ending! Writing Prompt: Write a ridiculous ending! Writing Prompt: Write a dull ending. Writing Prompt: Write a romantic ending!

  • Two Types of Conflict

    Internal: a struggle that takes place within a character's own mind, as he or she

    wrestles with difficult thoughts, feelings

    or choices.

    External: a struggle between a character and an outside force, such as another

    character, a force of nature, or society.

    If CONFLICT is the struggle between two

    opposing forces, either internal or

    external, WHAT CONFLICTS CAN YOU

    IDENTIFY AS WE READ?

  • Name_______________________________________________ Date _______________________ Core _____ Conflict Notes belong in the reading section of your Lang. Arts notebook.

    Conflictthe struggle between opposing forces; drives the

    plot.

    ______________________________ CONFLICTa struggle that takes place within a

    characters own mind, as he or she wrestles with difficult:

    _______________________________, ____________________________, or

    ____________________________.

    ______________________ Conflictinvolves a struggle between a character and an

    outside force such as:

    ___________________________________, ____________________________,

    or ______________________________________.

  • The

    Landlady by Roald Dahl

  • **Put Exit Tickets here (Get from Kelsey or Kimdidnt copy over onto new computer)

    The Landlady Mini-Assessment Name: Core: 1. Read the passage from The Landlady below and answer the following question: What do you guess

    happened to the two guests?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    At length, she said, Mr. Mulholland was a great one for his tea. Never in my life have I seen anyone drink as

    much tea as dear, sweet Mr. Mulholland.

    I suppose he left fairly recently, Billy said. He was still puzzling his head about the two names. He was

    positive now that he had seen them in newspapersin the headlines.

    Left? she said, arching her brows. But my dear boy, he never left. Hes still here. Mr. Temple is also here.

    Theyre on the fourth floor, both of them together.

    2. The end of the story leaves readers at a cliff-hanger. What do you think will happen to Billy? Why?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    The Landlady Mini-Assessment Name: Core: 3. Read the passage from The Landlady below and answer the following question: What do you guess

    happened to the two guests?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    At length, she said, Mr. Mulholland was a great one for his tea. Never in my life have I seen anyone drink as

    much tea as dear, sweet Mr. Mulholland.

    I suppose he left fairly recently, Billy said. He was still puzzling his head about the two names. He was

    positive now that he had seen them in newspapersin the headlines.

    Left? she said, arching her brows. But my dear boy, he never left. Hes still here. Mr. Temple is also here.

    Theyre on the fourth floor, both of them together.

    4. The end of the story leaves readers at a cliff-hanger. What do you think will happen to Billy? Why?

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

  • The Landlady by Roald Dahl Name: Core:

    Infer Re-read lines 20-2.7. How would you describe Billys mood?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Identify In lines 59-67, Billy thinks about whether to stay at the pub or at the boarding house. Using the chart below, explain the benefits Billy finds for staying at the Pub vs. the Boarding House.

    Pub

    Boarding House

    Interpret What does the comparison of the landlady to a jack-in-the-box suggest about her (lines

    90-91)?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    _________________________________________________________________________________________

    Infer Re-read lines 103-106. What is strange about the landladys responses to Billys

    comments?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Infer The landlady tells Billy that she knew he would stay at her bed and breakfast (line 122).

    Why do you think the landlady is so certain about Billys intentions?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Predict There are no other guests in the boardinghouse (lines 129-130). What does this clue

    foreshadow?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Page 1

  • Infer Pause at line 141. Why do you think the landlady has chosen Billy to be her guest?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Connect Pause at line 170. If you were Billy, would you be worried? Below, list reasons for why Billy should and should not be worried.

    Why Billy should be worried Why Billy shouldnt be worried

    Compare & Contrast Pause at line 240. According to the landlady, how does Billy

    resemble the previous guests?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Clarify Re-read lines 257-264. What is Billy trying to figure out? What does he reveal about the

    two guests names?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Infer Pause at line 306. What might the strange smell indicate?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Predict Pause at line 339. Billy seems to be thunderstruck by a sudden realization about the

    landlady. What do you think Billy is going to do?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    Identify Re-read lines 340-356. List the horrifying things the landlady reveals about her activities.

    Page 2

  • The

    Monkeys Paw

    by W.W. Jacobs

  • Name: Core: Date:

    The Monkeys Paw W. W. Jacobs

    Vocabulary

    Amiably (360): ________________________________________________________________Torrent (360): ________________________________________________________________ Condoling (362): ________________________________________________________________ Doughty (362): ________________________________________________________________ Frivolous (366): ________________________________________________________________ Fusillade (370): ________________________________________________________________

    Discussion of lines 26-45 Interpret: Why does Mrs. White say, Tut, tut! when she hears the men condoling with each other at the door? Answer: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Analyze: Why is Mr. White so excited about Sergeant-Major Morriss visit? Answer: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Speculate: Why does Sergeant-Major Morris say, Better where you are? Answer: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Mood

    What is the storys mood? ___________________________

    ___________________________

    ___________________________

    Does the mood change depending

    on the storys setting? Why or why not?

    ___________________________

    ___________________________

    ___________________________

    ___________________________

    ___________________________

    Prediction My Prediction Actual Event Correct (y/n)? 1. What role will the monkeys paw play in the story? (62-65) 2. What do you think will happen as a result of Mr. Whites first wish? (129)

    3. Based on the mood of the paragraph, what do you think will happen in part 2? (151-155)

    4. Do you think the Whites wish will be granted? (283)

  • Name: Core: Date:

    The Monkeys Paw by W. W. Jacobs (A)

    Directions: Compare and contrast plot elements of The Monkeys Paw by W.W. Jacobs and that of The Gorillas Paw parody by Tales from the Crypt Keeper.

    The Monkeys Paw by Jacobs

    The Gorillas Paw by Crypt Keeper

    Characters (how many, who, ages, names, roles, etc.):

    Setting (where, when, social circumstances, etc.):

    Rising Actions (events that led to climax):

    1.

    2.

    Climax (how all the wishes accumulate):

    Falling Action/Resolution (last wish does what?):

    Characters (how many, who, ages, names, roles, etc.):

    Setting (where, when, social circumstances, etc.):

    Rising Actions (events that led to climax):

    1.

    2.

    Climax (how all the wishes accumulate):

    Falling Action/Resolution (last wish does what?):

    Similarities between the two versions (At least 2 full sentences):

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4eAtcwrrvw (10:01) Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFuuodvRS4 (10:35)

  • Name: Core: Date:

    The Monkeys Paw by W. W. Jacobs (B)

    Directions: Analyze the differences in story elements between The Monkeys Paw by W.W. Jacobs and that of The Gorillas Paw parody by Tales from the Crypt Keeper.

    The Monkeys Paw by Jacobs

    The Gorillas Paw by Crypt Keeper

    Cause: Effect on the storys mood:

    Knowledge: How do Mr. Whites feelings about the paw change throughout the story?

    Cause: Effect on the storys mood: Knowledge: How do Louiss feelings about the paw change throughout the cartoon?

    Plot Similarities between the two versions:

    *Using two differing colors of ink, plot the two versions on the same plot diagram. Keep the

    events in chronological order!

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4eAtcwrrvw (10:01) Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFuuodvRS4 (10:35)

    The story occurs

    in an early 1900s

    country setting

    during a time of

    dreary weather.

    The clip occurs in

    a modern-day

    suburb setting

    during a time of

    pleasant weather.

  • Mood Notes Name: Core: Date:

    Mood: the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for a reader. Descriptive words, imagery and figurative language all influence the mood of a work. What mood does W.W. Jacobs create in The Monkeys Paw? __________________________________________________________________________________________

    ____________ ______________________________________________________________________________

    Setting Reminder:

    The setting refers to the

    ____________________________________

    and

    ___________________________________.

    Page 1 of 2

  • Mood in the Movies

    In movies, directors try to create mood

    for the viewer, too. Listen to the

    following music, what kind of mood

    does this music create?

    ________________________________

    ______________________________

    What genre is this movie from?

    ______________________________

    How setting affects the

    Mood

    Watch this clip from the movie, Clue,

    what is happening with the weather?

    ________________________________

    ______________________________

    Look at the car in the clip, what is the

    time period?

    ______________________________

    Look at the house in the clip, where do

    you think its located?

    ________________________________

    _______________________________

    Putting it all together Finish the following statements.

    Mood is important to a movie or work of writing because

    _______________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________

    As a good writer it is good for me to remember the mood of my writing because

    _______________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________

    Page 2 of 2

  • Mood PowerPoint (outline of slidesanswers to notes) Mood The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for a reader. What are 3 things that are used to create mood? Descriptive words Imagery Figurative language

    Underline this sentence on your notes handout! What mood does Jacobs create in The Monkeys Paw? In a complete sentence, answer this question on the two lines provided at the top of your notes

    handout. Look at the textbook graphic--Description

    1. Description of setting: The forest at the edge of town was even more ominous at night. There wasnt a house or store within two miles. So far, no on in Jakes class had been brave enough to explore it.

    Look at the textbook graphic--Imagery What is imagery?

    Description using the 5 senses (sights, sounds, feelings, tastes, & smells)! 2. Imagery: He walked hesitantly, leaves crunching under his feet. Bare trees hovered over him,

    casting armlike shadows across his path. His heart hammered in his chest as he inched forward. Look at the textbook graphicFigurative Language 3. Characters speech or feelings: Jake couldnt believe he accepted the dare. What was I

    thinking? he muttered to himself, stopping suddenly when he heard approaching footsteps. Fear paralyzed him.

    What type of figurative language is this?

    Setting Reminder! The setting refers to the TIME PERIOD and the PLACE of a story.

    These are the 2 things that a setting must include! Mood in the Movies In movies, directors try to create mood for the viewer, too. Listen to the following music. What

    sounds did you hear? (Write these sounds in the margins of your handout) What kind of mood does the music create? What genre is the movie from? How setting affects the mood Watch this clip from the movie, Clue.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqUb4qbfkJw What is happening with the weather? Look at the car in the clip. What is the time period? Look at the house in the clip. Where to you think its located?

    How did the house itself affect the mood? Putting it all together The following questions are based on your INDIVIDUAL THOUGHTS!

    Mood is important to a movie or work of writing because _________________________________________________________________________

    As a good writer it is good for me to remember the mood of my writing because _________________________________________________________________________

  • Teachers Resource:

    A Monkeys Paw Movie Links

    1. Alfred Hitchcoks A Monkeys Paw Retelling (48 minutes)

    a. http://www.zimbio.com/watch/HooXBWWnmKX/The+Monkey+s+Paw

    +A+Retelling/Alfred+Hitchcock+Hour

    2. The Simpsons A Monkeys Paw parody (37 seconds)

    a. http://www.hulu.com/watch/33690/the-simpsons-monkeys-paw

    3. Tales from the Crypt Keeper parody Gorillas Paw

    a. Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4eAtcwrrvw (10:01)

    b. Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjFuuodvRS4 (10:35)

  • The

    Hitchhiker by Lucille Fletcher

  • Read the passage on the screen. Write a paragraph explaining how the author

    uses the descriptions of the setting, imagery and/or characters speech or

    feelings to influence the mood of the passage.

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    Read the passage on the screen. Write a paragraph explaining how the author

    uses the descriptions of the setting, imagery and/or characters speech or

    feelings to influence the mood of the passage.

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

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    Read the passage on the screen. Write a paragraph explaining how the author

    uses the descriptions of the setting, imagery and/or characters speech or

    feelings to influence the mood of the passage.

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

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  • Name_____________________________________________ Date__________________________ Core _____ Directions: As we read, fill out the answers and predict. With your partner finish the chart by finding the actual event that was foreshadowed.

    TThhee HHiittcchhhhiikkeerr FFoorreesshhaaddoowwiinngg PPrraaccttiiccee

    Foreshadowing Questions: Answer the question Now predict what events might occur based on the foreshadowing..

    Actual Event in the Story (include line #s)

    Lines 16-26: What is the effect of Orson Welles introduction? (hint: think back to MOOD)

    Lines 61-68: What potential dangers does Adams mother warn him about?

    Lines 84-92: What happens on the Brooklyn Bridge?

    Lines 105-114: In what ways is Adams encounter with the hitchhiker similar and different to his previous ones? Similarities Differences

    Lines 171-176: What might the presence of the hitchhiker at a detour indicate for Ronald Adams?

    Page 1

  • Foreshadowing Questions: Answer the question Now predict what events might occur based on the foreshadowing..

    Actual Event in the Story (include line #s)

    Line 289: What situation is this sound effect setting up?

    Lines 287-308: What does this scene suggest about the chances of Adams arriving in California?

    Lines 460-468: What do the images in this passage suggest about Adams future?

    Foreshadow Follow Up:

    Lines 532-542: What does Adams learn when he calls home?

    Was this outcome foreshadowed? Give evidence from the story (include lines).

    Which foreshadowing events were the most effective in increasing the suspense you felt as we read the story?

    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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    What did you like about reading a radio play? How was listening to this different than listening to some of the other stories in class?

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  • TThhee HHiittcchhhhiikkeerr pg. 88

    FFoorreesshhaaddoowwiinngg prepares the reader for an event or action that will

    occur later in the plot.

    An example from

    The Landlady is:

    TThhee HHiittcchhhhiikkeerr pg. 88

    FFoorreesshhaaddoowwiinngg prepares the reader for an event or action that will

    occur later in the plot.

    An example from

    The Landlady is:

    Foreshadowing Clue: Now and again, he caught a whiff of a peculiar smell that seemed to emanate directly from her person. pg 32

    Actual Event in Story:

    TThhee HHiittcchhhhiikkeerr pg. 88

    FFoorreesshhaaddoowwiinngg prepares the reader for an event or action that will

    occur later in the plot.

    An example from

    The Landlady is:

    Foreshadowing Clue: Now and again, he caught a whiff of a peculiar smell that seemed to emanate directly from her person. pg 32

    Actual Event in Story:

    TThhee HHiittcchhhhiikkeerr pg. 88

    FFoorreesshhaaddoowwiinngg prepares the reader for an event or action that will

    occur later in the plot.

    An example from

    The Landlady is:

    Foreshadowing Clue: Now and again, he caught a whiff of a peculiar smell that seemed to emanate directly from her person. pg 32

    Actual Event in Story:

    Foreshadowing Clue: Now and again, he caught a whiff of a peculiar smell that seemed to emanate directly from her person. pg 32

    Actual Event in Story:

  • Name _____________________

    The Hitchhiker Vocabulary Assurance: a promise

    lark: a fun adventure

    Nondescript: having no form;

    nothing special or scary

    Sinister: threatening evil

    Monotony: same thing over

    and over again

    UUnnffaammiilliiaarr WWoorrddss??

    Write them below.

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    CCoolllleecctt ssoommee wwoorrddss::

    As we read, write down at least 5

    excellent adjectives or strong verbs that

    you could use in your future

    writing.

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    Name _____________________

    The Hitchhiker Vocabulary Assurance: a promise

    lark: a fun adventure

    Nondescript: having no form;

    nothing special or scary

    Sinister: threatening evil

    Monotony: same thing over

    and over again

    UUnnffaammiilliiaarr WWoorrddss??

    Write them below.

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    CCoolllleecctt ssoommee wwoorrddss::

    As we read, write down at least 5

    excellent adjectives or strong verbs that

    you could use in your future

    writing.

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    Name _____________________

    The Hitchhiker Vocabulary Assurance: a promise

    lark: a fun adventure

    Nondescript: having no form;

    nothing special or scary

    Sinister: threatening evil

    Monotony: same thing over

    and over again

    UUnnffaammiilliiaarr WWoorrddss??

    Write them below.

    _______________________

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    _________________

    CCoolllleecctt ssoommee wwoorrddss::

    As we read, write down at least 5

    excellent adjectives or strong verbs that

    you could use in your future

    writing.

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    ___________________

    Name _____________________

    The Hitchhiker Vocabulary Assurance: a promise

    lark: a fun adventure

    Nondescript: having no form;

    nothing special or scary

    Sinister: threatening evil

    Monotony: same thing over

    and over again

    UUnnffaammiilliiaarr WWoorrddss??

    Write them below.

    _______________________

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    CCoolllleecctt ssoommee wwoorrddss::

    As we read, write down at least 5

    excellent adjectives or strong verbs that

    you could use in your future

    writing.

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  • Name __________________________ Core ____

    Exit Slip

    Explain the idea of FORESHADOW in your own

    words.

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    Provide an example of foreshadowing from either

    The Landlady or The Hitchhiker.

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    Analyze the example (Was it a good example

    or not? Why?)

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    Name __________________________ Core ____

    Exit Slip

    Explain the idea of FORESHADOW in your own

    words.

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    Provide an example of foreshadowing from either

    The Landlady or The Hitchhiker.

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    Analyze the example (Was it a good example

    or not? Why?)

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    Name __________________________ Core ____

    Exit Slip

    Explain the idea of FORESHADOW in your own

    words.

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    Provide an example of foreshadowing from either

    The Landlady or The Hitchhiker.

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    Analyze the example (Was it a good example

    or not? Why?)

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  • Misc. Writing & Activities

  • Name: Core: Date:

    Halloween Mad Libs Part 1 Directions Fill in the blanks with the part of speech written in the (parenthesis). Refer to your WD explanation sheet to help with parts of speech.

    Ghosts and ghouls come out to tonight! Its Halloween and they are ready to

    __________________ (verb). So watch your ______________ (noun) when ___________________ (ing verb);

    they want your candy! Ghosts ________________ (verb) __________________ (adjective) sweet tarts and ghouls

    _____________________ (verb) ______________________ (adjective) chocolate. Theyll do anything to

    _____________________ (verb) it! While out with your _________________________ (adjective) friends, it is

    best to just give your _______________________ (noun) to any ghost or ghoul in your path. Overall, this will save

    you time and let you __________________ (verb) most of the candy.

    Once back _________________________ (place), you should pour out your loot and check for any candy

    that is ________________________ (bad adjective). Throw this _______________________ (bad adjective)

    candy out and enjoy the rest of your evening _____________________ (ing verb) your sweets and hanging out

    with friends and family!

    Part 2 DirectionsNow that youve completed my Mad Lib, its time to write your own. The topic of your mad lib is up to you, but you need to have at least 10 blanks and it should be about a paragraph long. **Hint, it is MUCH easier to write your paragraph IN PENCIL then erase key words and draw a line in their place. _________________________________________________________________________________________

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  • Name: _________________________________________________ Core: ________ Date: _________

    What makes a story scary?

    Directions: Create a recipe (at least 10 ingredients) for the perfect scary story or movie.

    Ms. Grahams recipe for the perfect scary movie: Ingredients:

    1 abandoned insane asylum

    3 hour thunderstorm of unusual intensity

    32 voices inside a mad scientists head

    1 makeshift laboratory in the basement of an asylum

    127 glass jars filled with unidentifiable human parts/organs

    1 crate from Transylvania

    143 rats scurrying in the dirt inside the crate

    7 resistant strains of a mysterious virus coursing through the rats bloodstream

    4 high school students driving to prom

    1 nail standing upright on the stretch of road a mile away from the asylum

    Cooking Directions:

    Place the thunderstorm directly over the asylum. Add the mad scientist, his laboratory, the jars, and the crate into the basement of asylum. To avoid 90

    minutes of boredom, have the high school students drive over the nail, get a flat tire, and walk to the asylum to seek shelter from the thunderstorm. Wait 3

    minutes for the chaos to begin.

    _____________________s recipe for __________________________

    Ingredients:

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    _____________________s recipe for ______________________ cont.

    Cooking Directions:

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  • Creative writing ideas from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

    Directions: In the Personal Writing section of your Writers Notebook, write a one paragraph (5-7 sentence) explanation

    about what's going on in this picture

    by Harris Burdick. *Remember to

    follow the four main Word Choice

    guidelines (1. Accuracy, 2.

    Specificity,

    3. Descriptiveness, and 4. Appeal).

  • Monsters Inc. Technical Writing Assignment

    (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)

  • Name: L. A. Core:

    Directions: Fill out the following viewing guide while watching the movie. Focus especially on mood and plot!

    Describe the music that is played during the opening roll. How does it make

    you feel (what mood is established)?

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    Exposition:

    Where does the story take place (time period & place)?

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    Who are the main characters?

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    Rising Action:

    Event #1: _________________________________________________

    Event #2: _________________________________________________

    Event #3: _________________________________________________

    Climax:

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    Falling Action & Resolution:

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    What types of advertising are found throughout the movie promoting the

    company, Monsters, Inc.?

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    Name: L. A. Core:

    Directions: Fill out the following viewing guide while watching the movie. Focus especially on mood and plot!

    Describe the music that is played during the opening roll. How does it make

    you feel (what mood is established)?

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    Exposition:

    Where does the story take place (time period & place)?

    _________________________________________________________

    Who are the main characters?

    _________________________________________________________

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    Rising Action:

    Event #1: _________________________________________________

    Event #2: _________________________________________________

    Event #3: _________________________________________________

    Climax:

    _________________________________________________________

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    Falling Action & Resolution:

    _________________________________________________________

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    What types of advertising are found throughout the movie promoting the

    company, Monsters, Inc.?

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