Halloween Setting

Halloween Setting

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Art and Design

Reading and Writing

Discover how authors create a spooky atmosphere through scary story settings. Plan and build your own spooky setting in Minecraft: Education Edition.

avatar Submitted By: Hwb MLCs

April 27, 2021

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Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

Supporting Files

Challenge Halloween Setting


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the features of a setting from a scary story
  • Write a scary story setting
  • Plan and build a scary story setting in Minecraft: Education Edition

Guiding Ideas

In this Challenge learners will be provided with engaging and challenging stimuli to help aid and prepare purposeful writing. Learners will be given opportunities to explore and experiment with their writing. They will have the opportunity to use a wide variety of ambitious and exciting vocabulary. They will be given opportunities to review, revise and edit their writing.

They will be given opportunities to present writing in different forms and styles, including digitally and online. Learners will be tasked with creating a spooky story in time for Halloween. They must read spooky stories in advance to form an idea of how spooky stories are written, then plan and finally create their stories.

When the stories are complete, they can bring them to life by creating the spooky setting in Minecraft: Education Edition

Introductory Questions: 

  • Where will your scary story be set?
  • What adjectives will you inset to ensure the reader has a vivid picture of your setting?
  • How will you transfer your description of your opening paragraph to a Minecraft: Education Edition world?

 

Student Activities

The Challenge is made up of three distinct steps that will take approx. 7 hrs.

Step One:

  • Learners should read two different extracts from scary novels or two short scary stories
  • Discuss with learners what words or sentences they found scary? Why?
  • Could they magpie any of the ideas?

Step Two:

  • Learners will plan and write the spooky story by using a mind map, story mountain steps and magpie lines from extracts

Step Three: 

  • Learners will create a spooky setting in Minecraft: Education Edition based on story written

 

 

Performance Expectations

Please see the Challenge PDF download for details on Assessment and Expectations

Skills

  • Communication
  • Creativity

Supporting Files

Challenge Halloween Setting


Challenge PDF document that provides the granularity for the steps of the Challenge