Have you been looking for a fun October writing activity that your entire class will enjoy? Have you been searching for a differentiated Halloween writing lesson for your struggling or reluctant writers? This is my most poplular writing activity in my class and also makes a great October bulletin board using their completed writing. It is fun, interactive, and structured with visual prompts and graphic organizers to help students write sentences and build paragraphs using time order transition words. This activity was designed to make guided writing easy for the teacher and independent writing easy for the student. I have personally taught this lesson during many different times of the year, but it is especially fun during the Halloween season.
The students will go on a monster hunt. Don't worry! These are silly monsters, not scary. They will take notes to guide them through the writing process. Materials are provided for a teacher led guided writing activity, writing prompts for independent writing, and a cute monster craft to display their spooktacular work!
Did I mention it is differentiated? Planning pages have been provided to suit the needs of your students and the amount of time you want to spend on this activity. Students can compose 1 paragraph with various amounts of sentences or multiple paragraphs depending on which page you choose. Perfect for classrooms with different levels of learners and teachers who teach multiple grade levels.
All color materials are also provided in black and white if you want to save your ink.
Here is what is included:
- 6 Detailed Directions Pages for the Teacher
- 6 silly monsters (color)
- 6 silly monsters (bw)
- Transition Words (color)
- Transition Words (bw)
- I found a monster-prewriting sheet
- 3 Graphic Organizers to Build a Paragraph-Choose 6-8 Sentences
- 3 Graphic Organizers to Build Multiple Paragraphs- Choose 4-6 Paragraphs
- Writing Checklist
- 8 Writing Prompts for Independent Writing (color)
- 8 Writing Prompts for Independent Writing (bw)
- Large Monster to Cut and Color
- Lined pages to fit monster
- Halloween Writing Sheet