Halloween Writing Short Story INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK Flip Book

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Grade Levels
5th - 10th
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15 pages
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Students had so much fun with this activity. I saw creative writing emerge that i had not seen prior to this time. Grateful that I stepped back and tried something new.
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Are you looking for a creative way to teach the elements of plot, as well as short story writing around the Halloween season? This Halloween short story flip book is not only fun to complete, but also a convenient size that can be stored in a desk, binder or interactive notebook for quick reference when writing. Follow the directions and prompts in the flip book and successfully write a SPOOKY short story from start to finish! Assembly instructions are included with your download. The size of the book is approximately 6 3/4" x 4 3/4".

- Begin your lesson with the short story elements handout included in this file. The handout reviews 15 items necessary to any short story including the explanations and definitions for effective leads, dialogue, direct speech, protagonist, antagonist, mood, tone, literary devices, plot structure (diagram), exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion. An answer key has been provided!

- Next, get writing! Once your students have a better understanding of what's required in the various elements of plot, they can begin to brainstorm their short story ideas using the step-by-step instructions in their six-tab story flip book! The final page in the flip book includes 100 Halloween-themed words.

- Add creativity to the short stories by having students randomly select characters and setting prompts (12 provided for each category). Simply, cut out the character and setting prompts, place face down on a table, and have students randomly select some Halloween-themed ideas to incorporate into their own stories.

- Finally, to ensure your students' tales are full of the details that are required in a short story, an additional full-page short story writing organizer has been included, as well as a character building handout, which will review and expand the elements plot and character again, but in more detail.

Looking for more creative Halloween ideas for your classroom?

Halloween Career Project

Halloween Newspaper Article

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Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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