Halloween Spooky Tales Writing: FOR SPOOKY TALE LOVERS!
Make narrative writing fun and S-P-OO-K-Y!
How many kids love to read and write Halloween stories? Most kids love to read scary stories - as long as they're not too scary! Here's a chance for them to write their own with a little scaffolding. The scaffold is that they have a good start or context to begin writing.
This writing activity is mostly geared for grades 2 through 4, but it can work for a range of grade levels because the nature of this activity allows students with varying writing abilities to complete it with success.
This could be a week's worth of writing lessons if you choose to have students pick a starter per day. The same planner / writing frame and stationery papers can be used again for new stories.
Easy writing process--and easy independent work for class, substitute lesson plan, or homework.
Here is the writing process:
*First, kids choose a spooky tale starter from five story starters.
*Then, they fill in a spooky tale planner/map with pre-writing prompts to scaffold narrative writing.
*Alternatively, they can use the prompt cards with the same story starters on them for literacy centers. (Some kids also just need a single prompt in front of them, to help chunk the task into a smaller one!)
*Finally, they write on either of the two stationery pages provided.
These Halloween spooky tale starters allow for udifferentiation in your classroom.
This is an opportunity for collaborative writing, buddy writing or independent writing. Every year my students enjoy the spirit of the season with this simple, success-building activity. The prewriting page will help accommodate and scaffold hesitant intermediate grade students. This writing resource can be tailored by you to incorporate in a differentiated classroom. This is simple and flexible enough to make adjustments for individual needs.
*This resource corresponds with Common Core Standards for Narrative Writing.
You'll be surprised at how much your students will enjoy these Halloween scary story starters.
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