This is a great activity/assignment for middle school and high school students on Halloween!
The students will choose three story starters (setting, character list, and source of spook) from a grab bag and use them as a jumping-off point in writing their own horror story.
To add to the fun:
1. Play spooky music throughout the class period.
2. Allow students to share their finished stories out loud.
3. Offer a prize to the student who writes the spookiest horror story.