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Set a spooky mood in your Secondary ELA classroom this October with these chilling Halloween story starter writing prompts. Get your students writing for enjoyment while also revising and editing their work to meet the rigor of the Common Core Standards.
This product features 24 engaging story starters, also known as narrative leads, that you can use in a variety of ways. Don't feel like grading writing? Have students use these as impromptu speech topics.
Students can also use these prompts as collaborative writing activities, quick writes, fast finisher activities, and targeted writing skill practice. Incorporate them in your literacy centers and ask students to evaluate and analyze them for an added challenge.
In addition, this product has two different writing response pages and 8 concise rubrics that each feature a different skill for students to improve in their writing: ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, conventions, word choice, figurative language, and characterization.
Narrative writing prompts and narrative leads can be an excellent way to incorporate the holidays in your middle and high school classroom. Use these holiday writing prompts throughout the month, sprinkled here and there, or on the actual holiday to channel students' excitement.
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