Bonechillers: Scary Stories and Creepy Writing Prompts
This short suspenseful story is about a young man who loves ghost stories…until he thinks he’s being visited by an actual ghost. This resource comes with critical thinking questions to help students reflect on themes that arise in the story and how the character and plot develops. You can also adjust the reading level.
( English Standards : RL.2 RL.3 )
( Science )
Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark | Ace of Scares, Josh Colts
If you’ve never read any of Alvin Schwartz’s short stories, get ready for a scare. Each of the following 3 links will lead you to an audio version of one of his short spinetinglers.
The Red Spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8QjUjwPHI
May I Carry Your Basket? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bRVig2Nxfk
This whimsical yet twisted tale by Roald Dahl features a quirky landlady with a dark secret. Students can practice identifying foreshadowing as the anticipation builds.
( English )
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