Looking for spooky stories to tell on Halloween week? The Stories First foundation has got you covered! Here is my selection for my Novice students. I will deliver these stories in my “one story a day” routine using Story Listening supplementation.
Don’t speak French? Read on, all of these stories except the first one exist in English. I share the links to English scripts with you in this post.
1. Le fantôme qui pète by Wiaz
Who said ghost stories have to be spooky? I unfortunately cannot post the story scripts as it is copyrighted but here is book cover to wet your appetite! I am trying to contact the author to see if I can share my adaptation of the story with you!
2. The Stolen Pennies by the Grimm brothers
A haunted house. The ghost of a young girl. Two pennies.
3. Le doigt de pied poilu, a folk tale retold by by S.E. Schlosser
An old lady find a big hairy toe in the forest.
4. Catterinetta, an Italian folktale
Adapted script in French (Thanks, Claire Walter!)
A young girl disobeys her aunt and suffers the consequences.
Unfortunately the video stopped within 2 minutes and no one noticed. So no video. But THAT story was so awesome, in a gross kind of way!
5. Le ruban vert by Alvin Schwartz
Jenny always wears her green ribbon and everyone is dying to know why she never takes it off.
6. Barbe-Bleue by Charles Perault
A rich man marries 10 times and 10 times his wives disappear mysteriously. Will his 11th wife survive the curse?
I ended up doing this story as an Intermediate story, which lasted 45 minutes. Here is the Intermediate script I prepared.
7. Dame Trude by the Grimm Brothers