Using Excel, students answer questions to create a silly, spooky, fill-in-the-blanks story.
Halloween, Excel, creativity
You might want to use this lesson at the end of the day, as a center activity for unwinding, or as a take-home assignment. Explain that everyone is going to make a silly, spooky story by answering a few questions. Then, provide students with the following instructions:
Note: Before beginning this lesson, be sure to save the Spooky Story template on the network, each student's computer, a disk, or in another place that's accessible to all students.
Boo! A silly spooky story has emerged from thin air! Students now can print their stories and/or share them with their classmates.
Remind students to widen a column if they cannot see an entire answer. To widen a column, double-click the small line between the letters at the top of two columns. (For example, to widen column B, double-click the line between the letters B and C.)
This lesson can be used simply as a fun review of Excel navigation skills, or extended as students create their own Adlib stories. See the Education World techtorial Create an Adlib Story with Excel for more information.
Students will be evaluated on:
Lesson Plan Source
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills