Spooky Stories from the Storyworks Archives

By Talia Cowen
October 18, 2019

The Storyworks archives are a treasure-trove of haunted tales, perfect for your Halloween celebrations. Keep scrolling to browse some of the spooky stories we've published over the years.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, and the Headless Horseman come to life in this fun adaptation of the classic American Halloween tale.

The Curse of King TutDid the 1922 discovery of King Tut’s tomb unleash a terrible curse? Learn the legend of this famous pharaoh's curse (and some Egyptology) with this thrilling play.

"The Ghost of Specter Academy": A student who’s tired of being the new girl in school meets a ghost who helps her make friends.

"How Candy Conquered America": Give your students a fresh perspective on their sweet Halloween haul this year with this ever-popular paired text about the history of candy.

"Bat Wraps Up": This playful poem is all about Halloween's unofficial mascot—the bat.

"Day of the Dead": Learn more about this Mexican holiday, which falls right after Halloween, where people joyfully remember lost loved ones—and share in lively and delightful traditions.

"The Great Pumpkin": Carve out some time to learn more about a Halloween icon with this infographic featuring the magnificent pumpkin.

Did you use any of these stories in your Halloween lesson? Let us know how it went at storyworks@scholastic.com.


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