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Halloween Writing Activity – Write a Creative Mystery Story

Halloween Writing Activity – Write a Creative Mystery Story

Created by Addie Williams
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Resource Type

Printables, Activities


Creative Writing, English Language Arts, Halloween

Halloween Mystery Writing Activity – Are you looking for an engaging and easy-to-use assignment for students to create a fun and spooky Halloween story? This Halloween activity leads students through the entire writing process with a unique and fun brainstorming activity designed to motivate struggling and resistant writers!

This resource includes a unique “Dial-A-Mystery” activity to help students who struggle with “writer’s block” write a creative story. Students can work together or individually to create the ultimate list of ideas to write a spooky mystery story. All templates, planning pages, and rubrics are included to make this a true “print and go” resource!

Download includes:

– Full instructions

– Detailed student assignment sheet

– Student brainstorming sheet

– Short Story Planner (introduction, rising action, climax…)

– “Dial-A-Mystery” template

– Planning Template

– Short story elements brainstorming page

– Peer editing/self-assessment rubric

– Grading rubric

– 3 sheets of Halloween-themed writing paper

Please Note – this resource is NOT-EDITABLE

Covers Common Core Standards for Writing (Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences)

Also part of two big bundles!

Halloween Activity Bundle—Writing, Grammar & Poetry

Holiday Literacy Pack – Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Here are some of my other Halloween-themed products.

Spooky Grammar Review & Practice

Halloween Writing Prompts and Story Starter Cards

Interview With A Vampire Halloween Writing Activity

Looking for a DIGITAL GOOGLE / MS OneDrive version of this assignment? Check out the link below!

Halloween Mystery Writing – Google Version

(C) Addie Williams

3 reviews
    The Coastal Classroom
    09 Jul 2023
    My students LOVED this product. We collaborated on the Dial-a-Mystery and Brainstorming sheet. The stories they created were thorough and accurate thanks to this resource.
    KATIE W.
    09 Jul 2023
    A great activity to get my students writing without realizing that they were engaged in the process we talk about so often (and that a few of them roll their eyes at). It became a competition for who could write the best stories, even more engaging than when I let them pick or create themes and prompts.
    Sienna Griggs
    09 Jul 2023
    Students LOVED this! They were absolutely engaged, and the way the product was set up made it very easy to understand for both teacher and student. The product is clear, accurate, and provided a great way to bring the holiday into the classroom.