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Ghosts and Fear in Language Arts
by Diana Mitchell
|Grades||8 – 12|
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.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students analyze scary stories to 'break the code" of horror writing and use what they learn to write scary stories of their own.