Teaching With Goosebumps: Lessons and Activities for Your Classroom
Engage even reluctant readers with lesson plans utilizing the ever-popular Goosebumps series, teach specific Goosebumps books, learn about author R.L. Stine, and more
- Grades: 3–5
The spooky Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine has hooked generations of readers since the first book was published in 1992. Engage your elementary to middle school students with the help of these Goosebumps-related teaching resources that are sure to win over even reluctant readers and writers.
Teaching Reading and Writing With Goosebumps
Leverage your students' interest in the Goosebumps series to teach word choice and suspense
Students will practice close reading and critical thinking skills by examining how author R.L. Stine uses word choice to create mode and understanding how words impact a reader.
Teaching Guides for Goosebumps
Check out this Goosebumps-related lesson plan featuring writing prompts, creative activities, games, a webcast with R.L. Stine, and more.
Night of the Living Dummy provides an engaging opportunity to teach the genre of thrillers, the literary element of mood, and the use of suspenseful words. Activities will engage students in suspense writing, rating scary stories, and creating their own frightful dummies.
Get students engaged with these online and offline writing activities
Make your own graphic novel with haunted characters and spooky settings in this interactive student activity.
Use this lesson plan and its scary story writing prompts to have students write spooky stories and create a classroom camp-out, all inspired by R.L. Stine’s The Birthday Party of No Return!
Get to Know R.L. Stine
Everything you wanted to know about the prolific author
Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the author who gave us Goosebumps!
R.L. Stine is the author of the popular Goosebumps series. His ability to know what kids will laugh at, as well as what will frighten them, makes each Goosebumps book all the more enjoyable.
Books by R.L. Stine
Celebrate Halloween and all things spooky with these Goosebumps books about vampires, ghosts, zombies, and more.
School can be a scary place...especially when R.L. Stine is involved! Use this book list to find Goosebumps titles with school settings, like Creature Teacher and Why I Quit Zombie School.