Hot topic: Spooky stories and bonfire tales

Added 21 Oct 2019
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“When witches go riding and black cats are seen,/The moon laughs and whispers ‘Tis near Halloween.'”

At the end of October, when dark evenings are creeping in and an autumnal feeling is in the air, thoughts turn to Halloween and Bonfire Night. Children love all things spooky and gruesome; what better opportunity to share stories around the bonfire and encourage children to write their own spooktacular tales?

This hot topic resource provides ideas for bringing the fright into your classroom:

  • Ideas for books which are perfect to read aloud with children from KS1 to KS3
  • Suggestions for speaking and listening activities including oral storytelling and performance poetry
  • Ideas for writing linked to the theme including a fun grammar game to help students to revise word classes and ideas for building suspense in narrative writing

The activities are designed to be adaptable for teachers working with children from KS1 to KS3.

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