- Make sure your pupils understand the meaning of setting, main character, conflict, interesting words, sounds, sights, ending. You can check understanding by asking them about a popular story that all of the class knows and to identify the story elements in it.
- Give the pupils a copy of the Spooky Halloween story worksheet and a die.
- It is more fun if you sit your pupils in pairs so they can see their partner’s results too.
- Ask your pupils to roll the die seven times for each of the story elements. They roll the die to determine the story setting, conflict, characters, etc.
- When they have completed the storyboard, they use it to write their own spooky Halloween story.
This activity was adapted and reproduced by kind permission of Jennifer Gibson