During my 3 week block, I taught a unit on Suspense Short Stories. You can see my modified ELA Unit Plan, which was mostly adhered to, except that the biggest challenge was fitting in a 15 lesson unit into 9 teaching days. Therefore, the final staging, and presentation of the short stories was eliminated.
The five lessons that I taught were as follows:
In addition, we had 3-4 work periods.
Here is the final Grade 8 Short Story rubric for their Suspense Short Story.