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Halloween writing is undoubtedly the most exciting writing of the year to most kids! Teachers get some of the best narrative writing out of the whole year during Halloween.
Setting for a Narrative
But getting started is difficult for some beginning writers! Many just need a hands-on activity to get them going! This haunted house paper craft is perfect for motivating students to write. The house craft is provides a great setting for any narrative. (The craft can be used any time of the year, but the graphic organizers and vocabulary are geared to Halloween.)
Planning Tools and Vocabulary Banks
This haunted house craft and writing comes with graphic organizers with text to get your writers engaged in writing. Vocabulary word banks, and planners, plus stationery make this a multi-pack of tools. What makes this especially helpful, is the choice of templates for writing. This set helps guide students with their writing.
In this set, you will find directions for creating a haunted house. Directions are given for at least 3 different projects. In addition to the cut out projects, there is a page that you can use to create a shape book as well!
This activity provides opportunities for differentiation, allowing kids to add their own extra ideas and skills to complete the haunted house and the narrative.Choose which works for your class! You and your students may come up with alternative ideas for the creating a dramatic scene. Kids can add more details by creating their own characters and creatures to add to the house.
Note: This template/pattern can be enlarged on a copier if you would like to make a larger display.
This writing resource is aligned with the CCSS for narrative writing, for grades 2, 3, 4.
1. Students will use a planner (graphic organizer) to organize elements of a narrative.
2. Students will write a story by developing characters (with thoughts, actions, dialogue), a setting, and include events to create a beginning, middle and end.
3. Students will opt to use the haunted house craft as a setting for their story.
What a great Freaky Friday activity!
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