Teachers Resources

Our secret mission here at SpookyWeb is to encourage kids to read and write, and to learn to appreciate local and family heritage. And we think spooky stories are a fun way to do that.

(Kids: if you’re reading this, you’ve discovered our little secret. As they say in a good ghost story . . . you’ve been warned!)

Here’s a link to our SpookyWeb lesson plan ideas, for storytelling, writing, and local folklore research activities.

SpookyWeb Lesson Plans: Telling Stories with Ghosts
by Raymond Bial, acclaimed children’s book author, author of many prize-winning photodocumentary books, along with a number of short story collections and novels.

Also, here’s a link to a lesson plan online for grades 3 to 8:
Storytelling in America
(based on Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)
from the Historic Hudson Valley association, exploring storytelling and the connections between place-based legends and stories, including literary versions, to see how they help shape our understanding of local cultures.


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