Boo! Happy Halloween! Here’s your trick instead of a treat — 3 super easy writing projects your students will love!
1. Write and illustrate a gross Halloween recipe. We’re not talking cute Pinterest-y gummy worm cupcakes. We’re talking Eyeball Succotash. Intestine Souffle. Centipede Quiche. Because every kid loves to write about “illicit” stuff like blood and gore, this is a GREAT way to sneak in expository writing.
2. Halloween WHO AM I? Each child chooses a “costume” and must write three sentences (or a paragraph) describing that person/thing WITHOUT using its name. For example, a little witch might write:
I wear a black hat and cast spells.
I ride a broomstick.
I often have warts on my nose!
Obviously, that’s an easy one. But what about (true example!):
I was born on Christmas Day in 1821 and, although I’m a woman and it was expected that I would marry, I never did.
My first experience in the medical field was nursing my brother when I was 10. He had fallen off a roof and the doctors gave up on him. But I bled him with leeches and gave him medicine — and he recovered!
I founded the Red Cross and worked as a nurse during the Civil War.
(Give up? It’s Clara Barton!).
3. Describe a haunted house. Make it scary… or silly… or funny! Just use detailed, descriptive words when writing it! Get it FREE here!
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