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What's an unfinished story?
An unfinished story is just what it sounds like, a story that has no end. More developed than a short writing prompt, this story prompt gives students the first part of a story that ends on a cliff-hanger. Because the story has no end, students will have to create their own drawing on their creativity. Even the most reluctant writer will find themselves sucked in with this deceptively simple method of getting students to write! Each story is also supported with questions and vocabulary activities to introduce the story and followed by discussion questions. This highly flexible, unfinished story model is perfect for teaching reading, creative writing, or discussion. It's easy to use as a one-time treat or integrate into a larger creative writing unit.
What's this one about?
In Scary House, the neighborhood kids are telling the new kid Parker about the haunted house in the neighborhood. Parker decides he's going to go in and take a look. It is it really cursed? Is it a Mafia hangout? Or is it just an old abandoned house? Your students will decide what happens to Parker when he steps inside! Perfect for Halloween!!
Can I get more?
Scary House is taken from the book Stories Without End by Taylor Sapp. This book was a finalist for the 2019 ELTon Award for Innovation in Learner's Resources, presented by the British Council.
The book can also be ordered in paperback wherever you buy books.