In this packet you’ll find the following handouts:
The Scary Storytelling Festival: This handout lays out the project, to write a scary story using sensory detail and then perform it in a class storytelling festival. This should be the first handout you pass to your students. You may wish to write down any volunteers who want to help with refreshments, music, or decorations for the festival after looking at this handout with your students, and invite them to meet with you for a few minutes during or after class. If you do not get any volunteers, you can decide whether you think it would be fun to bring in treats, decorations, and music for the festival. (I would!).
Drafting Workshop: Scary Story: This handout is for an in-class writing workshop. Invite students to work on their scary story using this paper, and remind them to focus on the five senses featured in the left hand column on the pumpkins.
Which Story made you Shudder?: Photocopy this handout for the festival itself. Students will vote for their favorites, and the process will help them pay better attention.
Scary Story Award: Count the votes and fill in your winner. Then pass it out with great pizzazz, either at the end of the festival if there is time, or the next day.
Scary Story Rubric: This is a simple way to grade the assignment. You may wish to grade it in your own way, but I wanted to give you this option. Be sure to have these rubrics on hand during the festival so you can grade the performance aspect if you decide to use this method.
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