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.