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Spooky Sagas 2023

Elementary Years

What lurks in your students' imaginations?

There is nothing better than reading a thrilling story, one that grips you so tightly and puts your senses on alert simply through the power of words. Spooky Sagas is a fantastic way to get your students writing in this way by using tension, suspense, and atmosphere. Download the (optional) lesson plan that covers these techniques. Inspire your students to create their own original mini saga and become published writers!

Mini sagas (a story told in up to 100 words) can be funny or creepy, scary or odd, but must be your students' own work. If you’d like further graphic organizers they can be copied or downloaded. If you prefer to go paperless, check out the Online Writing Portal where your students type their work during your lesson!

Why Take Part?
🧟‍♂️ Engaging way to teach constrained writing
👾 Lesson plan and graphic organizer for easy integration into lessons
👹 Fun spooky theme to inspire your students (ideal for 6-13 year-olds)
👻 Your students could be published in a real book
🎃 Opportunity for both students and schools to win prizes
🦇 Complimentary copy of the book your students feature in (the more students you enter the more free books you'll receive!)
💀 Free to enter
🧛🏻‍♀️ Fangtastic way to showcase your school's writing talent

There are lots of resources to help your students get writing including examples, a lesson plan & PowerPoint (or use the Google Slides version instead!).

We look forward to reading your students' work! 

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