Tell them that you will be available if they need help or want suggestions for other words. Some students may have difficulties using more one or two descriptive words in each sentence. Use a flashlight or small lamp to read the stories.
Underline the key, descriptive words in each sentence and point out the categories that they came from. Ask students what sounds monsters might make? Make sure that they know this is a rough draft only, that they will have the chance to improve it later on.
Rules The character that they have selected needs to be the main character in their story, but students are welcome to add more characters if they wish. Do they look dangerous? Some ideas for stories are on the Monster Librarian website.
Did the description seem complete, balanced? Students can choose their own settings if they have ideas. Finally, encourage students to be creative and add their own components to the story to make it more interesting and more logical.
Ask students what kinds of monsters they have heard about or know about. Each in the small group should give a positive comment about the story and one comment to help improve the story. You can work on condensing their texts later.
Ask students what these monsters might feel like. The Goosebumps books, in particular, deliver an emotional punch; they have fast-paced plots, suspense, and dramatic power. How many descriptive words did they use? The swamp monster was huge! Students will use this interactive tool, along with their completed Character Descriptions Organizers, to help them compare and contrast the main character and villain.
Posted on 17 October by Elena Shvidko Many teachers are familiar with a jumble story writing activity. Repeat exercise one or two times, but this time have the students help select the features of the new monsters.
Reread the pre-selected, highly descriptive passage from the text pg. Put the students in a circle, like around a campfire. It was covered with slimy, green scales that glowed in the dark, and it smelled like a dead fish.
The class can vote on the best ones. Step 8 -- Students will write a final copy of their stories. Are they rough or smooth? Ask students what these monsters look like. In the past, I used this activity to practice certain grammar principles, the use of transitions, the concept writing coherence, organization, and even genres.
Try to keep them focused on setting, good plot twists, suspense and the use of surprise in the ending. Make sure that everyone has the necessary writing materials and then let them get started.
The monster slithered slowly towards us hissing loudly. Nightmare, More Scary Stories for Sleep-overs.
Children choose to read scary stories for pleasure, and the new juvenile horror genre has become extremely popular in the past decade. If time allows, let volunteers read their descriptions of their monsters. What size are they? Reader-response journals and graphic organizers prepare students for the culminating activity-the creation of their own scary stories.
After analyzing the key elements of scary stories, students can apply their knowledge by writing their own scary stories. Did they only focus on one aspect such as appearanceor did they integrate other categories of description.Lesson Plan A for Junior High/High School () Objective Analysis (and synthesis) of the elements of a good short story—character, point of view, setting, plot, and theme.
In writing narratives, writers must work to imagine the reader and fit the story to the reader's questions and interests. This lesson plan brings the reader's needs into. Trick or treat around the curriculum with Halloween-inspired lesson plans and projects for math, science, reading, and writing.
Students of all age levels are required to write short stories in narrative form. Use this lesson plan to teach your students characteristics of a narrative short story, then allow them to put their skills to the pen and work collaboratively to create a short story.
This creative writing lesson plan for Middle School will focus on scary stories. Try to keep them focused on setting, good plot twists, suspense and the use of surprise in. *** The scary stories lesson can be done just for one day or over a period of days using multiple books from the suggested story list.
*** Perfect for Halloween!!! Assessment: 1. Student participation (reading and sharing their own story) 2. Student behavior. Optional Activities: 1. .Download