Creative Writing Activity Scary story Bundle

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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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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
    With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.
    Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.


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