Scary Short Story from Fact
|The bizarre and
unexplained incidents that play out on the fringes of our everyday lives can
make for some very interesting - and equally bizarre - fiction. With
that in mind, we are going to explore some of the mysterious heritage of our
region and use it to create our own scary stories! The
English and World Studies classes will combine for two days, with each of
you writing with an assigned partner from the other class. Of course, the entire process culminates with our sharing the
stories in English class when we are done. Just follow the process below
and we'll have a good time with this.
Tips for Writing
Story Revision Guide
- Review entire assignment.
- Review Tips for Writing
- Get partner, read
historical selection, and prewrite story.
- Create exposition of setting,
characters, and conflict.
- Begin rising action, building
- Continue writing RD.
- Bring story to a climax and create
falling action and denouement.
- Create Final Copy.
- If time, trade with another group
for a peer reading using the Scary Story
- All work due
tomorrow - finish for HW if needed.
- Entire effort is
cooperative and effective - excellent use of time.
- Creatively illustrated.
- Uses historical
background from World Studies creatively and effectively.
- Appeals to our human
sense of fear, fright, terror, and/or horror.
Develops setting using imagery, vocabulary, and figurative language in
order to create and control tone and mood
- Builds suspense,
carefully revealing the story, monster, and characters layer by layer
to build fear and apprehension
- Develops a focused,
believable, terrifying - yet vulnerable - monster
- Develops believable
characters with believable dialogue
- Paper reflects
exceptional use of pre-writing, drafting, peer reading, revision, and
- Mugs and MLA (if