Students write synonyms for "spooky" words using spiders as little graphic organizers. Then they use the synonyms to create a scary story of their own.
Targets the Common Core skill of "demonstrating understanding of words by relating them to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms)." But of course, I just tell my students it's all about creating a spooktacular story!
Short on time? Includes a ready-to-print and teach worksheet version. Want to tailor the activity to your class and students? Also includes an editable version that lets you choose and add your own words.
A teaching guide with possible synonyms will get you started and minimize prep time. If you're looking for a fun, one-to-two-lesson activity that's CC based, you found it!