You can find two activities in this download :
1. There are seven urban legends – you can give them to the students in the form of a handout or they can be cut out in the form of the cards. The legends are, however, not finished. Now, you can ask the students to finish the legends using their own imagination and creativity (the first half of the worksheet is called Create your own ending). The second half of this worksheet contains the “real” endings of the given legends. Students need to match the legend with its correct ending.
Extension for this activity – have students to study the characteristic features of urban legends (worksheet on urban legends) and then ask them to find given features in the seven legends they have just read)
2. This activity focuses mostly on student’s writing. Their task is to choose (or you can assign them) one of the provided urban legends and turn it into a short story. The planning sheet contains all the information they should include in their story. The worksheet where they write their story is provided – or they can write it in their notebooks.
Before doing any of these activities you can introduce the topic of URBAN LEGENDS using the worksheet that contains some information about them.
1 page - Urban Legends worksheet
3 pages - 7 urban legends + writing and matching activity
1 page - (re)writing an urban legend worksheet
1 page - teacher's instructions
1 page - 7 urban legends to go with the (re)writing activity