FREE! Your students will love this fun and engaging creative writing activity that will have them rolling story element dice (setting, character, obstacle, and a story starter) to create a random set of story components. Once students have their story components, they’ll plan and write a spooky story as they combine each element into an entertaining writing piece.
Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.
Edgar Allan Poe - Spooky Short Story Lessons for The Black Cat, The Raven, and The Tell Tale Heart! Full text of all stories included! Includes a text annotation guide, comprehension questions, projects, and activities
Story Elements in the Pumpkin Patch. This teacher site gives ideas for using these wonderful pumpkins for reading response activities. You can also find the link for instructions on making these cute pumpkins.