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Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

by Diana Mitchell

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Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts

Grades 8 – 12
Type Journal
Published October 1997
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Describes how an English teacher uses ghost stories in his classroom to further students' interest in and understanding of epics. Presents a short unit in which all the class work focuses on scary kinds of things.

 

Adapted from: Mitchell, Diana. "Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts." English Journal 86.6 (October 1997): 96-99.

 

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts: Exploring the Ways Writers Scare Readers

Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.