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Why We Crave Horror Movies Stephen King Analysis and Comprehension Google Doc

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Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Comprehending Stephen King's Famous 1981 Essay Why We Crave Horror Movies\nThis 8-question Google Doc resource helps students deeply analyze Stephen King's seminal 1981 essay explaining why human beings are drawn to horror entertainment. It includes a link to King's full essay text followed by insightful comprehension questions that guide learners to understand King's central thesis and analyze his use of literary techniques like metaphor and allusion. Applicable for grades 7-12, this document facilitates rich discussion around the psychological appeal of fright while building critical thinking skills. Whether incorporated into a broader horror/suspense unit or used to prime interest before a scary story, it allows educators to tap their students' natural fascination with the macabre in a thoughtful academic context.

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stephen king horror analysis figurative language author's purpose reading comprehension

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