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Teachers, are your kids in a spooky mood? We have great resources that will let your kids have some scary fun while learning to read, write and think!
Use this tool to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. The Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary, and sort and summarize information. For Teachers (includes 3 lessons that use this interactive) and for Parents & After School. Start writing your own mystery today!
In this lesson, which includes support for English language learners, students connect to epic storytellers by sharing their own oral tales of ghosts, goblins and monsters! It even comes with a Ghost Story Checklist!
How do writers and storytellers scare us? This lesson invites students to answer this question by exploring their own scary stories, short stories and books. The lesson culminates in a Fright Fair, where students share scary projects that they have created including posters, multimedia projects and creative writing. Get ready for a scary good time!
In this project, students produce a class book through a group-writing activity focusing on a basic before-during-after sequence of events. In this case, the sequence is the carving of a jack-o-lantern, but the lesson plan could be customized for other classroom projects. Check it out!
FALL FUN WITH SHAPE POEMS
With this online tool, students brainstorm, write and revise shape poems. They can also take their finished poems and cut, color and display them in the classroom or at home. There are great fall themes to choose from: Nature, Sports, School and Celebrations. Shape Poems For Teachers (including 5 lesson plans) and for Parents & After School.