Trying to create Halloween lesson plans for high school students can be a bit challenging, especially when it seems like the only thing that engages teenagers these days are… their phones.
Which is why, when I began to think about creating Halloween activities for high school students, I knew the resources needed to be unique and creative!
So, I created three resources that require students to put a Halloween twist on things they are familiar!
1. Halloween Party Menu Using Imagery
In this activity students must create a Halloween party menu using imagery by creating detailed descriptions of an appetizer, entrée and dessert!
Imagery and descriptive writing! Students know and can recognize descriptive words and phrases, but most do not realize that using them is an actual technique writers use all the time!
2. Halloween Blackout Poem Using Fairy Tales
In this activity students must create a blackout poem using a fairy tale!
A blackout poem is formed when you take a marker (usually black) and block out words on an already established text to create the poem. Blackout poems also usually include an image that is created when blocking out the letters to form the poem.
Students must use a fairy tale, known for being light-hearted and associated with children, to create a scary Halloween poem.
3. Fairy Tale to Scary Tale
Students must put a scary spin on a fairy tale and write their own short story!
Elements of fairy tales, identifying theme and creating an original short story that includes the elements of a fairy tale.