Agenda 3/21/2017



Bell Work

  1. Obtain the following materials.
    • Piece of construction paper
    • Pair of scissors
    • Bottle of glue
  2. Reread “What is the Horror Genre?” by Sharon A. Russell (p. 125-128 in your textbook).

Class Work

  1. Create a foldable with the list  below on the outside flaps and include specific textual evidence for each characteristic from “What is the Horror Genre?” inside the flaps.
    • Setting
    • Characters
    • Suspense
    • Themes
    • Supernatural
    • Conflict
  2. Setting
    • Traditional/expected settings
    • Expect a connection between the setting and the events (old houses, abandoned castles, damp cellars, dark forests)
    • Usually some form of “monster,” but not always
    • Search for information creates suspense
    • Fears are usually justified
    • Typical plot lines with anticipated danger create tension
    • 3rd period POV creates dramatic irony
    • Good versus evil
    • Search for forbidden knowledge
    • Individual versus society
    • Parallel worlds
    • Believable (“fantastic”)
    • Internal conflict: “monster” within
    • External conflict: traditional monster
  3. Glue this foldable to a page in your interactive notebook. This page will go in your portfolio just after the document outlining the portfolio and your table of contents.


  1. Study for tomorrow’s quiz on “What is the Horror Genre?”
  2. Get a folder/binder for your portfolio (due 3/24).
    • Portfolio Checklist
      • Folder/binder
      • Tabs/sticky notes (to help organize content by text)
      • Portfolio requirements document (green)
      • Table of Contents
      • Defining Characteristics of the Horror Genre foldable

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