Monday, October 31, 2011

Writing Scary Stories

In support of our school's writing goal, a new series of books have been acquired called the Writer's Toolbox. Each book contains an example of a specific genre of writing (fairy tale, letter writing, etc) and then explains what "tools" a writer uses for that kind of writing.

Today, I read division 3 the book Share a Scare: Writing Your Own Scary Story. The scary story that we read included elements such as sensory details, imagery, suspense, a dark setting and foreshadowing. After discussing these elements, the students began writing their own scary stories.

Some introductory paragraphs follow:

I can't wait to read the finished stories!

~Ms Novakowski

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