Halloween Narrative Writing Prompts - Write a Scary Spooky Story - October

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When it comes to getting students to write stories that will keep readers or listeners on the edge of their seats, nothing beats a good old-fashioned SCARY or SCARY STORY. This Halloween Narrative Writing Unit is perfect to help your kiddos write super scary stories! There is even a Google Slides version if you are doing distance learning.

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This product contains two magic words: CHOICE and TOOLS.  Students are offered a buffet of plots, settings, and characters. They have the FREEDOM to concoct a story that is guaranteed to spook their audience. They don't have to respond to the same writing prompt.

The graphic organizers help your students plan and organize their stories, develop their characters, and use descriptive words in their writing. Keeping students engaged in writing is foolproof when they are given choices and the tools to plan and write a great scary story.

Included in the packet is everything you need to set up a Halloween or Scary Story writing center in your classroom or with distance learning. The instructions and links for Google Slides are included in the Distance Learning Guide that is a PDF and included in your download.


In this Halloween Writing Center: Write A Spooky Scary Story, you will find:

  • How To Write a Scary Story PowerPoint
  • 9 Scary Story Setting Cards
  • 14 Scary Story Problem Cards
  • 24 Scary Story Character Cards
  • 27 Scary Story Item Cards
  • Sensory Words Graphic Organizer
  • My Very Scary Story Map
  • Scary Story Summary Graphic Organizer
  • Scary Story Checklist
  • Scary Story Writing Rubric
  • Writing Papers
  • A Scary Story poster for your center
  • Word lists for sensory words, vivid verbs, spooky words, character traits, transition words, and emotions

The Google Slides version contains all these elements as well

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.


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