Saturday, July 26, 2014

Horror of It All

published on: 2/28/2003

Contributing Teacher(s): Linda Hall

Subject Area: Communication Arts/Presentations

Grade Range: High School (9-12)

Materials Needed:

  • "The Hitchhiker" by Lucille Fletcher (radio play)
  • Audio cassette of "War of the Worlds" (Orson Wells)
  • Handout of web structure
  • Markers
  • Poster board
  • Magazines

Objective: To analyze and evaluate a horror story (play). To create and present a collage/poster depicting one criteria of a horror story.

Instructional Strategy: Provide visual tools

Process Standards:

  • Goal 1.8 organize data, information and ideas into useful forms (including charts, graphs, outlines)
  • Goal 2.1 plan and make written, oral and visual presentations for a variety of purposes and audiences

Content Standards:

  • Communication Arts 2. Reading and evaluating fiction, poetry and drama
  • Communication Arts 6. Participating in formal and informal presentations and discussions of issues and ideas

    G.L.E.:

    Time Allowance: 2 Class Periods

    Description: Students analyze and evaluate a horror story (play) and then plan, create, and present a collage/poster depicting one criteria of a horror story--presentations


    Classroom Component: Lesson Design:

    Mental Set Listen to War of the Worlds
    Objective Sharing & Purpose To analyze and evaluate a horror story (play). To create and present a collage/poster depicting one criteria of a horror story.
    Input Groups brainstorm criteria for a horror story using the web structure handout. The class then combines and sorts criteria into a final list. Read play.
    Modeling Evaluate the play using the final criteria list.
    Check for Understanding Using Four Corners, each student decides which element: setting, plot, character, other characteristics is the most important. Then each group comes up with reasons and examples to support that element.
    Practice - Guided Independent Each corner creates a collage/poster using the reasons and examples chosen.
    Closure Presentation and explanation of collage/poster.

    ASSESSMENT

    10 5 1
    POSTER
    Correct examples           8-10                     4-7                     1-3          
    Clearly identified all most some
    Neat, organized all most some
    PRESENTATION
    Organized yes somewhat no
    Covered all the bases            yes mostly no

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    For additional information contact :
    Linda Hall
    Lafayette Co. High
    Lafayette Co. C-1
    (660) 584-3661

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