Halloween Writing Lesson – Fairy Tale to Scary Tale

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Get your students engaged in writing with this Halloween language arts activity! Shake things up in your classroom by having students put a Halloween spin on a fairy tale of their choice, making it into a scary story!

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Students will:

  • Learn about common characteristics typically found in fairy tales focusing on setting, character types, plot and elements.
  • Choose a fairy tale and analyze it by identifying examples of the common characteristics.
  • Put a scary spin on the common characteristics they find and use that to transform the fairy tale into a scary tale! (i.e Their “scary tale” still has to have fairly tale characteristics, but with a Halloween twist!)

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

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RESOURCE BREAKDOWN

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1. Six pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up sheet

3. A detailed list identifying the common characteristics of a fairy tale.

4. Worksheets for students to choose and analyze a fairy tale.

  • Annotation Template – to help students identify common characteristics.
  • Synopsis Template – to help students summarize the events of the fairy tale in their own words.
  • Analysis Worksheet
    • Students explain how the examples they find fit with the common characteristics.
    • Students explain how they will put a scary spin on the characteristics they find in the fairy tale.

5. Sheet for students to fully write their scary story.

6. Rubric for scary tale.

7. Answer Key

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File Type: ZIP – PDF, Microsoft Word & Google Slides

Editable: Partial

Total Pages: 45

Content Pages: 38

Editable Page 1: If you want students to choose from a list of fairy tales you can create a synopsis sheet for each one so students can choose quicker. An editable template is provided for you in this resource.

Editable Page 2 and 3: If you want students to annotate their fairy tale, an editable template is provided for you.

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