In an interview with Rolling Stone, George R. I have more ideas now than I could ever write up. Short Story Ideas With that in mind, why not use these ten short story ideas to write your first ten stories, one per week, over the next ten weeks?
Do your students know the story of Frankenstein? Do they know the story behind the story?
The writers challenged each other to think of a ghost story. They talked about scary things that were happening in the world to help inspire each other.
The other writers were busy at work! Finally, Mary Shelley had a bad dream about a scientist who created a monster that ended up coming to life.
According to legend, Mary Shelley had the dream while she was awake! She was afraid of her own dream, and she decided to write it down. Her idea turned into a novel and a film. Here is a fun activity that you can do with your students this week.
Share the background about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein with your students. You can play the listening above, read it out loud yourself, or paraphrase it. Put your students into small groups just like Mary Shelley and her writing friends.
Ask the students to tell each other about some dreams that they have had recently. They can share funny, scary, or strange dreams. They can also talk about things that scare them. Have students brainstorm a list of at least five scary words.
Allow them to use a dictionary or thesaurus. Encourage them to use at least three nouns and at least two adjectives. Challenge each student to go home or back to their desks and write a spooky ghost story for Frankenstein Day!
They should try to use all of the scary words their group thought of. On Frankenstein Day, ask your students to hand in their stories. Give them the option of being part of the contest. Read the stories first, to make sure that they are appropriate for class.Literature has been a subject of study in many countries at a secondary or tertiary level, but until recently has not been given much emphasis in the EFL/ESL classroom.
Ghost stories for kids can be as spooky or as non-spooky as you want to make them. You can elaborate on them, cut the scariest bits out, or let your children elaborate on them and create their very own scary ghost stories, which is especially good for the youngest children.
Visit Scholastic's website for kids about books, reading, authors, games & more. Kids connect to books through online friends in their community profiles. Continue this pattern for each new story. Allow students to tell their own stories – ones they heard or have “experienced.” *** 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.
Have . Halloween story paper is available with simple lines for older children or handwriting lines for younger kids. Bat Story Paper Whether you are studying bats in class, or want to write a spooky story for Halloween - here's the paper for you! Note: Before the actual writing, you can also have a scaffolding activity, in which students will read a ghost story or a scary Halloween story and discuss as a class the characteristics of this genre.