Class Agenda #31- A Scary Story Celebration

Timer- “This Is Halloween” –  Danny Elfman (3:29 – 1993)


5 Minutes to DO THIS- 

Prompt- Write a quick SCARY story about someone who is going trick or treating later tonight.

Have out your Homework

  • Share out with your partner.

  • SLT- I share my work and appropriately interact with my peers at a Writing Celebration.

  • Breakdown: Circle Verbs, Underline Nouns


What is a Writing Celebration in 8th Grade ELA?

Review Complement Collection Sheet and tape it to your desk-


  • Celebration Protocol


  • We’ll be moving in 2 Groups. 10 minutes/Group
  • When your group is at the table, your job is to read your scary story to your visitors.

  • When your group is up, you should travel the room and listen to as many scary stories as you can.

    • No more than 3 minutes at any one table.

    • You should then write 1 positive comment about the story.


  • What did you learn during this scary story unit?

  • How could we improve the Writing Celebration?

  • One of my favorite TV Episodes every year is The Simpsons Tree House Of Horror. Free write a scary story with characters from your favorite TV Shows in which something terrifying happens.

HW Reminder– 

  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing. 

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