First, laminate the following card so that you don't have to do them for each class; OR print enough fo all the classes you teach. Cut them apart and hand them one to each student . Each card represents a different section of a complete Ghost Story – Setting, Character, Environment. Location, and Time.
Have students write a FOUR to FIVE PARAGRAPH (4-8 sentences per each, in ink) short story using the five different cards they are given. Tell them that there is no right answers so you are only grading on the story they are creating.
Over the years I have told my student that Louisiana is full of ghost stories and now they get to make up their own.
I have left a BLANK SET for your own additions