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Write a Spooky Story - Scaffolded Writing Project

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

Inspire your struggling writers to write spooky stories that contain all of the story elements with a set of scaffolded writing activities and final draft paper.

Halloween Writing Lessons are in the (Treat) Bag

Do you have a group of struggling writers this year? We know the feeling. It is difficult for young writers to plan out a story that makes sense, follows a sequential order, and contains all of the elements that a narrative story needs. We’re here to help you do that with a fun Halloween activity scaffolded to support writers on their journey to a spooky tale.

This scaffolded group of organizers takes students on the planning journey for writing a creepy story. Students are provided with graphic organizers to help them plan and describe

  • The characters in a story
  • The setting in a story
  • The problem in a story
  • The solution in a story

Completion of the first four planning project sheets guarantees that students will have the material and ideas they need to write a story from beginning to end. It is the perfect way to build narrative writing skills with struggling writers, ESL students, and unmotivated writers.

Use this scaffolded writing activity in your

📚Writing Group lessons 

🚀Narrative Writing Whole Group lessons

🧠Warm-ups or wrap-ups

🤪Fast Finisher or Brain Break

❤️Halloween writing activity


Download & Print — It’s Child’s Play! 

Use the dropdown arrow on the Download button to download the Editable Google Slides file or printable black and white PDF file. Make your copies, hand them out, and set your students on the road to writing success.

This resource is perfect to pair with our Halloween Words vocabulary display!

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