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Scariest Stories and Fall Poetry

posted Jun 7, 2010, 7:39 PM by Bonnie Thurber

Whether it be a scary story or a fall poem, we encourage students to share their literary work and discuss it with one
another. Students can use this project to develop their writing skills by sharing and discussing their narrated
and/or illustrated (optional)
 writing in our online community.

The Scariest Stories project activities described below are designed to take about one hour a week in a school computer
lab or on set of classroom computers. 
Teachers should plan to spend an hour a week in addition to the computer time.
Students who get involved spend more time writing, sharing and discussing their stories. 

NOTE: As you view and read results from past years, please remember that this is the first year we are using the NEW
iCollaboratory site. In past years, we used the Survey Studio and Nexus Communities for the Scariest Stories project. It is
going to look different. 

October 1-7: The Scariest Survey  
Students take an online Survey to learn about the other students who are participating, what they like to do on Halloween
and what they are most scared of.

October 8-14: The Scariest Cybrary

After registering for the Project, students, as a class, select one link representing their collective ideas about a scary
story, Halloween tradition, or local legend from their hometown or region for students in other regions to view. Teachers
submit the selected link to the Scariest Stories Cybary. 

October 15-21: Write and Share Your Scariest Stories 
Students use their iCollaboratory Sites classroom account to write and share a scary story. The story may include text,
illustrations and audio narration/sound effects (optional) or a very short video (optional). The stories can be written in
any native language. 

October 22-31
: Review and Discuss Stories
Students review the stories others have written and discuss them online by contributing comments at the end of
each story. The comments can be written in any native language. Please also translate them into English.