Pumpkin Writing - Free Book October 23 2009

PumkinBooksImageHere's a free template to use for student created books.


  1. Print out the free book template.
  2. If you would like to have lines on both sides, copy on both sides. If you would like to have one page for illustrations, only copy the lined pages on one side.
  3. Fold the pages in half inside the cover.
  4. Staple the lined pages inside the cover.
  5. Teacher uses the free story web, writing process and parts of a story to review the writing process.
  6. Students complete the story web.
  7. Students write the stories on draft paper/scratch paper.
  8. Students proofread their stories.
  9. Students write the stories in the books.
  10. Students share the stories with each other.

Extension Activities:

  • Technology- Students use Kid Pix to create a sideshow of their stories!
  • Math- Use this free template for a math lesson and create books telling the math stories.

Story Ideas:

  • Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
  • The Scarecrow
  • Halloween Night
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • My Halloween Costume
  • My Halloween Party
  • Scarecrow Math - Write a book about the math problems. (e.g. Subtraction math problem. Student writes a story about how there were 6 pumkins, but a crow ate 2. How many are there now? Why wasn't the scarecrow able to protect the pumkins from the crow? What happened?)

Each student can use a story web before writing the story.