This is an engaging class (and small group) activity with an individual writing extension activity included. This activity is routinely a bit hit in my classes. While it is perfect for Hallowe'en, I have used it with much success at any time of year as a fun way to practice close reading and inferential reading skills. Students clamour to listen to each others' presentations, in order to read more and varied Flash Fiction. For the most engaged classes, go for broke and have them write their own Flash Fictions and share amongst themselves, or in the hallways/bulletin boards of your school!
30-Slide editable PowerPoint Presentation
5-page PDF document
- Students practice inferential and close reading skills, both as a class, and in small groups.
- Low-stakes group presentation
- Group writing activity
- Individual writing extension activity