I am working on a series of Character Education materials I use with my students. Today's freebie is a way to use inspirational quotes in the classroom and practice paraphrasing.
Students copy the quote directly and then follow the steps to look up any words they don't know. Then they write it in their own words without looking at the original. Finally they check to make sure they captured the original meaning.
When my students complain that I don't have enough scary stories in my classroom--as they often do--this year I am ready with a new recommendation. I read The Screaming Staircase over the summer and these ghosts are vicious. If they like this one there are more in the series.
I don't really like scary stories, but I know the students do. Here are some other books I have reviewed on this site that are well-written as well as scary.