A Halloween Costume Gone Wrong

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Students will write a story about going roller skating in a Halloween costume that is not designed for roller skating!

See the original poster at the Library of Congress.


  1. First, students will come up with a costume idea that is not great for roller skating. They'll highlight three details that will lead to skating problems.
  2. Then, they'll write a draft of their story featuring three moments: false hope, losing balance, and, yes, a spectacular fall.
  3. Finally, students will revise their writing to add some spice and pizzaz!


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