Lesson Plan:

Mythological Creature: Vampire

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July 22, 2015
by Leslie Reed
July 22, 2015
by Leslie Reed

Learning Objectives

Students will learn about the folklore surrounding vampires and improve their reading comprehension skills.


Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Begin the lesson by going through the Vampires in Pop Culture slideshow.
  • Show the Vampire Life video, and encourage students to sing along.
  • Let students know that today's lesson will be about a famous mythological creature: the vampire.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Ask students to share what they know about vampires.
  • Explain that vampires are creatures said to drink blood and live forever. They come from mythology, or old (and usually fictional) stories, and they don't actually exist.
  • Conduct a quick review of point of view and supporting details to make sure that students will be able to keep up with the upcoming reading activity.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (25 minutes)

  • Distribute a copy of the Dracula excerpt to each student.
  • Have the class follow along as you read the excerpt aloud.
  • Ask students questions about what you read after you finish.
  • Give students some time to fill in the journal portion of their copies.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Have students complete the All About Vampires worksheet independently.
  • Observe students as they work, providing assistance as needed.



  • Enrichment: Advanced students can be asked to help you read the Dracula excerpt aloud.
  • Support: Work with struggling students one-on-one, and give them hints for completing their journal entries and worksheets.


Assessment (20 minutes)

  • Pass out copies of the Dracula reading comprehension quiz.
  • Have students complete and turn in their quizzes. Review their answers later to assess their comprehension of the lesson content.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Have each student share something about vampires that she didn't know until today.

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