Your students will love writing their own scary stories with this digital notebook.
This resource guides them step-by-step through setting up the plot, characters, setting, and theme. The end result is a creative writing project in a digital notebook – fun!
This resource includes:
⚬ defining elements of a scary story
⚬ elements of a story & suggestions for using the notebook
⚬ alphaboxes for gathering ideas
⚬ prewriting notes pages
⚬ choosing the setting
⚬ establishing the mood
⚬ elements of the plot
⚬ inciting incident prompt
⚬ conflict idea generator
⚬ identifying the problem the story will address
⚬ Freytag plot diagram
⚬ character profile graphic organizers – protagonist, antagonist, additional characters
⚬ theme notes and graphic organizer
⚬ adding dialogue help – punctuation reminders & practice
⚬ writing checklist
⚬ blank notebook “pages” for students to use for their stories
⚬ rubric (in teacher resource)
Reasons to love this lesson:
⚬ ready to use! Share the link with your students and they are ready to go!
⚬ you can use each page as a mini lesson – or students can work independently
⚬ tap into your students’ love of writing stories – especially scary ones!
⚬ creative outlet for students
⚬ perfect for differentiation and scaffolding
⚬ helps students “control” their stories by asking them to dig into prewriting
⚬ great for literacy centers & writing workshop
⚬ fun Halloween activity!
Be sure to check out the preview!
When you purchase this resource, you will receive a link to the digital creative writing notebook. You can share this link with your students.
Want this resource as a printable? You can find it here:
⚬ Write a Scary Story
This resource works well with:
⚬ Google Drive: Expository Writing Journal
⚬ Digital Book Report and Poster
Looking for more digital writing activities? This big bundle has seven to keep your students writing all year long!
⚬ Digital Writing Pack: Seven Writing Notebooks for Google & OneDrive
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