Creative Writing Activity Scary story Bundle

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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PRINT & DIGITAL - Your students will love writing scary stories with this fun, step-by-step writing project. Guide them through setting up the plot, characters, setting, and theme. The end result is a creative writing project!

Both print and digital versions make this so easy for any classroom setting!

Google & PowerPoint Slides!

This resource includes:

  • defining elements of a scary story
  • elements of a story & suggestions for using the notebook
  • alphaboxes for gathering ideas
  • prewriting notes pages
  • choosing the setting
  • establishing the mood
  • elements of the plot
  • quick-write
  • inciting incident prompt
  • conflict idea generator
  • identifying the problem the story will address
  • Freytag plot diagram
  • character profile graphic organizers – protagonist, antagonist, additional characters
  • theme notes and graphic organizer
  • adding dialogue help – punctuation reminders & practice
  • writing checklist
  • blank notebook “pages” for students to use for their stories
  • rubric (in teacher resource)

Reasons to love this lesson:

  • ready to use! Share the link with your students or print up the workbook, and they are ready to go!
  • you can use each page as a mini lesson – or students can work independently
  • tap into your students’ love of writing stories – especially scary ones!
  • creative outlet for students
  • perfect for differentiation and scaffolding
  • helps students “control” their stories by asking them to dig into prewriting
  • great for literacy centers & writing workshop
  • fun Halloween activity!

Be sure to check out the preview!

This resource works well with:

Digital Book Report and Poster

Looking for more digital writing activities? This big bundle has seven to keep your students writing all year long!

Digital Writing Pack: Seven Writing Notebooks for Google & OneDrive

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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.


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