By Mrs. Watson’s Grade 3/4 Class 1. Try to include characters as: ghosts goblins aliens monsters witches vampires zombies mummies 2. Think of "new Halloween story themes" Lady wearing all white and accosting drivers on the street (then disappearing), aliens who are really "lost spirits" in disguise, ghosts who suddenly appear in the internet screen or something like getting lost in a video game. 3.Try to describe your setting in a "scary" atmosphere. For example: A place with fake spider webs, dim lights, candles, and pictures even bizarre was figures. Add some plants (like cactus) that may look weird. Make the "scary place" more exciting more than "frightening". 4.You can find a story from the "old stories" but change the characters. Add a strange new twist or a spooky part and an unusual ending. For example, you can turn Snow White’s characters to make them more modern and end up in weord trouble. 5.Remember to use “voice inflection” and “sound effects”. When you tell your story, you can start with a low voice (after all, you want to sound serious) and practice what words you have to emphasize. Make your words simple but use your voice to emphasize unusual twists in your story. 6.Be For example: Instead of saying "a woman who wears white and seems to be a ghost" say " a woman wearing white who seems to be able to walk and float on the air". 7. Make the ending unpredictable. Make your Halloween story scary BUT always keep the general theme that good wins over evil. If you're telling a story of a wicked witch make sure that there's a "good" fairy somewhere who has the same scary powers but who wins in the end of your story. 8. Get ready to tell your story at our Halloween party.