Class Agenda #28- Word Choice in a Scary Story.

Timer- “Nightmare On My Street” –  DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) 4:58 – 1988)



Prompt- “In all of the time that I’ve lived alone in this house, I swear to God I’ve closed more doors than I’ve opened.”  

 Finish The Story…

Example- I woke up to the ping of my phone. I had a new text message. I unlocked my phone and gasped with horror. There was a picture in my phone of me sleeping. I live alone. My heart started to raced and I scanned the room. All the windows and doors were shut.

Have out your Homework

  • Share out with your partner.


  • SLT- I can analyze the author’s word choice in a Scary Story.

  • SLT- I can effectively use scary words in my scary story.

    Breakdown: Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns

  • Read Aloud!
  • “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain – We’ll Read It Through Once.
  • As we read- Identify the Parts of the Story- Exposition, Rising, Climax, Falling, Resolution.




I can analyze the author’s word choice in a scary story.

Example- Let’s circle all of the scary words in first few pages of “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain.

Class Work-

  • List all of the scary words from A Ghost Story in your Notebook.
  • Look at at your word choices in your scary story draft. Use 3 or more of the words from “A Ghost Story” in your Own Draft.
  • Continue working on your short story organizer.
  • When this is complete- start working on your own scary story.
  • When you have a draft in your notebook, grab a computer and get it into their.
  • Google Drive, New Google Doc,
  • Share the Doc with Boccheciamp and Erica Hansen


HW Reminder– 

  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing. 

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