This download is a FUN and ENGAGING Halloween writing activity for your students!
In this activity, students draw and create an online listing for a haunted house that they have designed. They have to draw the house and other rooms, write a detailed description that includes a list of Halloween words, point out features of the house, and list real estate agent contact information.
In the next part of the activity, students create a newspaper advertisement persuading potential buyers to visit their open house. Lastly, they will answer questions from potential buyers all while putting a positive spin on this haunted house!
Teacher's Notes- Including Extension Ideas
Student Assignment Sheet with detailed instructions
Online Listing Template (2 pages)
Potential Buyer Questions Sheet
If you like this download, please check out my Halloween Parts of Speech Drawing Activity
What buyers are saying about this product:
"My 6th grade students loved this project! They really enjoyed the creative ability they could have with making the house look like a haunted house or it looking normal on the outside, but definitely unique on the inside! :) I had my students present their ads as if it were a T.V. commercial to get some presentation standards in. The students loved being able to present their, obviously, creepy home in a positive way! They all ranked it with a big thumbs up! Teachers: this is a great way to incorporate persuasive writing in unique way! You can do it at any point of the year; it is not just for October! :) I had my kiddos look at houses online (Zillow) to give them an idea of what real estate ads are like and the way they show off a house/pictures featured. This really helped build up schema for them!"
"Love this idea. Allows kids to really use their imagination in so many ways!"
"Me and my class loved working on this set of activities. They produced some excellent persuasive writing. Thank you."
"Absolutely Awesome!! The students were so engaged!"
"My students LOVED this activity. I had our administrators come to our "open house" and my ESOL students practiced their speaking skills by answering questions about their houses. It was great!"