Halloween Writing Prompts – Five Sentence Stories

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Get spooky with these scaffolded Halloween writing prompts, perfect for Halloween narrative writing.

Five sentence stories are a powerful way to teach students how to construct a narrative. Writing five descriptive sentences to outline each stage of the narrative, helps your students to successfully complete their stories. No more unfinished stories!

The ‘five sentence story’ scaffold includes opener/hook, orientation, complication, solution & resolution.

Here’s what is included in this resource:

PowerPoint slideshow with eleven different Halloween-themed prompts for displaying on your whiteboard:

  • Original five sentence story prompts
  • Prompts that include different story openers: onomatopoeia, description, complaint, feeling, exclamation, repetition, adjectives, flashback, fact.
  • Blank slide for adding your own!
  • Primary lines, red and blue lines, and plain lines included.
  • Use on your whiteboard or for distance learning.

Five Sentence Story Posters:

  • Structure
  • Character ideas
  • Setting ideas
  • Adjective ideas


Easy to differentiate!

You will find your lower writers will finally give you complete stories, while your talented writers will fill a page with just five sentences!

When students nail this process, they are ready to use these sentences as topic sentences for narrative paragraphs.