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Kids absolutely love learning about the War of the World’s Broadcast that happened in 1938. It was one the greatest Halloween hoaxes of all time! People everywhere believed that Martians were invading the Earth. Start out by reading Aliens Are Coming! The true account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast by Meghan McCarthy. Students can then complete the fact or fiction graphic organizer. If you have never read the book, you are in for a treat! It is super kid friendly and engaging.
Next, students can play an Alien Match-Up Descriptive Writing Game. This is a great descriptive writing activity! When students see the aliens that were created, they instantly see what parts of their writing need to be improved. The pictures provide a great visual for editing!
Please note that the descriptive writing lesson can be completed without the book.
• Lesson outline for reading and writing activities
• Fact or Fiction activity sheet
• 5 alien pictures
• Alien design sheets
• Alien drawing cards
• Student stationary – 4 versions