This is a fun activity for Halloween or Friday the 13th! It introduces students to flash fiction and gives them a chance to write their own. It is set up as a two-day lesson; these can be done in two consecutive days or spaced farther apart (I taught the lessons two weeks apart and it worked great). I also recommend giving students the opportunity to publish their stories - I used Padlet as this platform. This helps students get used to sharing their writing, even those who are too shy to read their work aloud during the writer's spotlight.
This activity set includes:
- Day 1 slideshow with lesson, instructions, and examples
- Day 2 slideshow with review and lesson
- Peer editing checklist for students' two sentence horror stories