Spooky Stories

Honing writing skills + Halloween

What's better than writing your own scary story? Sharing it with your friends ... in the dark!

That's just what happened in Amanda Mangione's third-grade class.

“After writing personal narratives, we used the skills and strategies we learned about organizing and adding detail to a story to write spooky stories for Halloween,” relates Mangione.

In a darkened classroom, each writer took the stage under a string of orange lights, and read their story by flashlight. What you don’t see is the enjoyment on faces of every student in the classroom.

a Halloween writing celebration!