4 Halloween Creative Writing Activities for Middle and High School ELA
Updated: Sep 11
In secondary ELA, Halloween creative writing can be so much more than just a traditional scary story. Halloween creative writing activities for middle and high school students can be both fun and standards-based. Check out these creative Halloween writing assignments that teach secondary students about voice, word choice, inferences, and rhetorical appeals.
Can negative attributes be spun to sound like positive ones? Students focus on word choice and stretching truths with these Monster Match dating profiles. With ten different monster profiles to choose from, students have a lot of room for creativity. Their imaginations bring these monsters to life.
Learning to create voice with diction and syntax doesn’t have to be challenging or boring. This creative Monster Voice activity breaks it down into simple terms and includes examples to guide students. Students even get to create their own monsters.
Two Sentence Horror Stories
Students love scary stories, but how do you create mood and plot in just two sentences? This resource teaches students about micro fiction and walks them through the process of writing their own carefully worded two sentence horror stories.
Sell the Haunted House Rhetorical Appeals Activity
Can your students sell a haunted house? This fun haunted house activity turns your students into real estate agents, and they must use rhetorical appeals to sell a haunted house. It's a spooky way to practice using rhetorical appeals.
I hope you are leaving with some creative Halloween writing activities to use in your secondary classroom. Happy Halloween writing!