Your Middle School students will love writing a spooky story about their experience in a "haunted house" with this step-by-step resource that guides students through each stage of the plot! Printable and Digital, this resource also includes a spooky soundtrack!
Lead your students to discover how to develop a well-written, descriptive narrative. Students will love exploring all the details of a story through this structured and fun process, and won't even realize how much they're learning!
✔️ Student pages for exterior and interior descriptions using adjectives
✔️ Student pages with images of the exterior and interior of the "haunted house" for students to add in their details.
✔️ Student page for sound and smell adjectives
✔️ Video file with 10 minutes of spooky sounds to aid in the description and set the mood
✔️ Student page for character adjectives and adverbs
✔️ Student pages for outlining the story
✔️ DIGITAL versions of all student pages using Google Slides (The spooky soundtrack is embedded through YouTube.)
✔️ Rubric for grading + an EDITABLE rubric
✔️ PowerPoint of "inspirational" pictures - spooky houses with interior rooms, stairs, and an attic.
✔️ An example of a possible final copy of the story
Be sure to see both the regular as well as the video preview!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Hooray ELA said "Loving this resource! A student came into class at the end of the day today and said they had been waiting all day for English because they were so excited to write their narrative story. This includes great scaffolding to make crafting a narrative fun and accessible for all. Highly recommend! "
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Demi said "I love how this resource guides students through each part helping them create more descriptive writing! "
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Mrs. Spangler said "For over 20 years, this has been a student favorite! My students have loved writing these stories in the week or so leading up to Halloween and then reading their stories out loud on Halloween day! It's a great way to combine having fun with learning!"
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