Three FUN, high interest Common Core based writing activities just in time for HALLOWEEN!
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Common Core Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Holiday Writing Activities
The activities are focused on chronological (step by step), persuasive, and descriptive writing.
All writing activities include explanation, student "writing plan", self checklist, specialized vocabulary/transition words, and final presentation paper.
Activity 1 (Step-by-Step Writing) - Very high interest! This activity involves students in planning their Trick-or-Treat routes. (This activity also includes map skills.) After planning the route, students write a step-by-step plan. Chronological transition words are included.
Activity 2 (Persuasive Writing) - This activity allows students to practice voice AND their persuasive writing skills. Students write from the perspective of an organism "planning" for fall, such as a bird flying south or a tree losing its leaves. "Convincing" transition words included.
Activity 3 (Descriptive Writing) - This writing activity is just plain FUN! Students write a descriptive HELP WANTED ad - looking to hire the BEST Halloween character such as a witch, zombie, vampire, etc. Fun Halloween adjectives included!
Teachers' Pages Included.