Sunday, October 11, 2015

Free! Halloween Spooky Tales Writing

Make narrative writing fun and S-P-OO-K-Y! 

How many kids love to read and write Halloween stories? Most kids love to read scary stories - as long as they're not too scary! Here's a chance for them to write their own with a little scaffolding. The scaffold is that they have a good start or context to begin writing.

This could be a week's worth of writing lessons if you choose to have students pick a starter per day. The same planner / writing frame and stationery papers can be used again for new stories.

Easy writing process--and easy independent work for class, substitute lesson plan, or homework. Here's what your spooky writers do:

  1. First, kids choose a spooky tale starter from five story starters. 
  2. Then, they fill in a spooky tale planner/map with pre-writing prompts to scaffold narrative writing. 
  3. Alternatively, they can use the prompt cards with the same story starters on them for literacy centers. (Some kids also just need a single prompt in front of them, to help chunk the task into a smaller one!)
  4. Finally, they write on either of the two stationery pages provided.

Please stop in and check it's free! Your kids will love scaring each other with their stories!
Thank you!

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