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Halloween Tales

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  • Arts & Humanities
  • Educational Technology
  • K-2
  • 3-5


Brief Description

Expand on Halloween story starters and build engaging original tales.


  • use a word processing program to load, enter, save, and print text.
  • recognize the benefits of word processing.
  • demonstrate proper keyboarding techniques for upper and lower case letters.


Halloween, story, writing, Word, processing, keyboard, type

Materials Needed

  • computer with printer
  • word processing software
  • teacher-prepared data CD with story starter files
  • teacher presentation tools (LCD palette or large monitor with computer and word processor or overhead and transparencies or chart paper/chalkboard)
  • Halloween Tales story starter list (included)

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students follow simple instructions to generate a Halloween story starter and then write an original tale based on one of the class's unique beginnings. Throughout the activity, the students exercise their creative writing skills and knowledge of computers and word processing.

As of October 2011, the complete lesson (Halloween Tales, from was not available. Here are a few alternate souces for ideas:

Halloween Story Starters
Halloween Writing Prompts


The printed stories of students may be collected and evaluated according to established standards for writing.

Lesson Plan Source

Submitted By

Cara Bafile

National Standards


  • GRADES K - 12
  • Communication Skills
    Communication Strategies
    Applying Knowledge

  • GRADES K - 12
  • Basic Operations and Concepts
    Technology Communications tools

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