• WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN
• DO YOU LIKE BEING SCARED? DO YOU ENJOY SPOOKY
THINGS? WHY OR WHY NOT? GIVE DETAILS/EXAMPLES.
• WHY DO YOU THINK SOME PEOPLE ENJOY FEAR?
• WHAT IS THE SCARIEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO
• HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN?
4. • What do the townspeople believe
about the supernatural?
• Tell the story of the Headless
Horseman in your own words.
• Describe Ichabod Crane, Katrina,
and Brom. Use details from the
story that you highlighted (their
• How are Brom’s and Ichabod’s
horses symbols of their owners.
• Describe the setting and the
mood using details highlighted.
• What do you think is the theme of
this story? Write a theme
• Describe Brom’s and Ichaod’s
encounter with the horseman.
6. Warm Up – 10/21/2014
What are some popular scary topics in
movies or stories? Why are these
specific things scary?
What are characteristics of a good scary
story? How about a bad one?
Reading and Log
7. Warm Up – 10/22/2014
What is the theme of “Sleepy Hollow”? Write
a theme statement (the lesson learned and
when the character learns it)
What is the mood of “Sleepy Hollow”? Give
some examples from the story that show the
9. “The Landlady” Questions – Use Examples
from Text that you Highlighted
1. Reread the paragraph on page 1 column 2, that begins,
“Suddenly, in a downstairs window…” and continue
rereading through the next few paragraphs. What words
and phrases does the author use to describe the Bed and
Breakfast? What inference does Billy make about the Bed
and Breakfast based on these observations?
2. Which words on page 2 paragraph 1 (the one that starts on
the previous page), suggest that Billy should be on the
3. Reread the paragraph in the first column on page 2 that
begins, “Please come in.” What words or phrases does the
author use to describe what happens next and how Billy
feels about the situation? Should he have been suspicious
at this point in the story? Why or why not? Use evidence
from the text in your response.
4. On page 2, in paragraph 6 in the second column, why does
the author include the line, "There were no other hats or
coats in the hall. There were no umbrellas, no walking
5. When Billy is in the living room, what first alerts the reader
that something may be wrong?
6. What can the reader infer, using evidence from the text,
about the two boys that are missing? What does this
information lead the reader to believe concerning Billy's
7. What other evidence from the story suggests a possible,
fatal demise for Billy?
10. Warm Up – 10/23/2014
• The Landlady is a chilling
tale that teaches the
that when something
too good to be true, it
probably is. Provide
from the text that
demonstrate how Roald
creates suspense and a
of foreboding as he drives
reader to discover the
• Reading and Log
11. This is an example of an URBAN MYTH or LEGEND – a modern ghost
story, generally set in a city. Versions of the hitchhiker story
appear in almost every state, with variations on the gender of
the driver and hitchhiker and the reason they are looking for a
ride. The story generally starts… “A friend of a friend told me
that…” and people claim to have seen ghosts on dark nights while
Why do you think people tell this story? Write your own version
of the hitchhiker legend? What happened to him or her? Details.
Describe. Set the mood. Why do they want a lift? Where are they
13. WARM UP – 10/24/2014
Would you like to live forever? Why or why
not? What are the pros and cons of being
What are some characters that you know
live forever? What are the reasons they are
immortal? (Curse? Deal with dark forces?
Science/magic?) Are they happy or
Reading and Log
14. Warm Up – 10/27/2014
Begin thinking of elements that a scary
story should have. Look at what you
wrote down last week for these.
Suspense: feelings of excitement and danger.
Mood: LOTS of description of creepy
behavior, creepy setting, and creepy things to
15. Warm Up – 10/28/2014
Fill out the inner circle for your story =
characters, setting, conflict, and resolution.
Get it checked with Mrs. Ell
On the back of the worksheet, write more
details about your main characters –
appearance, personality and background.
Use A LOT of details.
Also, make a list of words or phrases to
describe your setting. Make it mood related
and use some figurative language (similes,
metaphors and personification).
16. Warm Up – 10/29/2014
List descriptions that appeal to your
Include description of each of the sense in
READING AND LOG
17. Warm Up – 10/30/2014
End of Quarter Business: Check with Mrs. Ell about your
grade, extra credit points, missing work, etc.
If you want to apply Extra Credit to an assignment, staple a
written request to that assignment and hand it back in. Tell
me how many points you want me to add to it.
If you want to buy marbles for the class, write how many on
a sheet of paper and hand it in.
Work on your draft. Underline or highlight the details which
relate to smell, taste, touch, hearing and sight (need one of
each at least)
Any missing work has to be in by tomorrow! No