Gothic Short Story Creative Writing Project

Gothic Short Story Creative Writing Project

Are you looking for a fun and engaging creative writing activity for your ESL/ELA learners? This project booklet can be used around Halloween as a creative writing assignment, or use it as a final task when teaching Gothic fiction or the elements of a short story. The project may be carried out individually, in teams of two or four students.


⭐The downloaded file includes:

  • Gothic Short Story Project Booklet - PDF and PPT files.
  • Read It First (Teacher Directions) document containing the editable assessment rubric (PPT file only).

Please note that this resource does not come in paperless option, but you can import the PPT file into a Google Slide™ and add text boxes if you wish to use it in your Google Classroom™.

Be advised that the entire document is NOT EDITABLE. You may edit only the assessment rubric included in the Read It First document.

⭐This resource contains:

  • Directions
  • Elements of Gothic fiction – graphic organizer (Students need to research the elements of Gothic fiction and complete the graphic organizer.)
  • Gothic vocabulary graphic organizer (Students collect as many words as they can to create a Gothic atmosphere of their short story.)
  • Character planning sheets
  • Plot graphic organizer (planning)
  • Visually appealing lined papers for writing the final copy of the short story. (Of course, students may type their texts on a computer.)
  • Gothic short story assessment rubric (Evaluation criteria: Gothic elements, plot, characters, organization of ideas, dialogue, vocabulary and style, accuracy, and clarity.)

The assessment rubric has been designed to be used in grade 10-11 ESL classes. If you teach ELA students, you might need to adapt the assessment grid to target more specific Common Core Standards. (Editable assessment grid included in the Read It First file.)

⭐To assist students in the planning process, this resource contains information about the following elements:

  • Definition of a short story
  • Characteristics of a Gothic short story
  • Plot diagram
  • Point of view
  • Imagery
  • Theme
  • Characters

This document has been designed for Grade 10-11 ESL learners, upper-intermediate and advanced levels. However, it might be useful for ESL/ELA students below or above these grade levels.

⭐Use this project booklet as:

  • individual or group project
  • assignment for extra credit

⭐FILE DETAILS: Resources may be in a zip, PPT or PDF file. Please make sure you can open these files. Pages are US Letter size format (8.5 x 11).

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Type de ressource:   Activité générale, Imprimable, Autre, Activité amusante

Nombre de pages (diapositives) :   18

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Numéro de produit :   62317

Niveaux :   Secondaire, Secondaire 4, Secondaire 5, Collégial / 12e année
Matières :   Anglais, Ecriture

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