Scary/Halloween Short Stories for 7th Grade Level Literature

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  1. SamanthaJ

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    Hi All,

    Can anyone recommend any short stories for 7th grade level literature? I just had my class complete The Tell Tale Heart, and I am looking for similar ideas--something free, in PDF form, that I can print.

    I appreciate all ideas.

    Thanks!
     
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    "Monkey's Paw," "Black Cat", "Landlady", "The Monsters are due on Maple Street"
     
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    Cask of Amontillado.
     
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    The Raven
     
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
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    I was thinking of this one! It's one of my personal favorites! Thanks!
     
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    This list of free-to-download stories might help you. I have my students either choose one and read it online, or I choose a story and print out copies for them to read and annotate.
     
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    Stephen King's Right Number. More eerie than scary.
     
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    All of the stories that were suggested are excellent choices. I myself used several of them during the years when I taught seventh and eighth grade language arts. I used "The Raven" with ninth graders when it was part of the ninth grade curriculum ten years ago.

    "The Simpsons" did spoofs of both "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Raven." Another teacher and I created a lesson plan that entailed students comparing and contrasting the Simpsons spoofs to the author's original works. We ran this idea by our AP of Curriculum and received permission to show these video clips in class.

    I'm aware that not all schools allow videos of any kind, but I just thought that I'd share this idea in case if this idea is a viable option for your class. Good luck!
     

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