Free Halloween Activity - Figurative Language & Reading Comprehension

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
Formats Included
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7 pages


Looking for a fun and educational way to celebrate Halloween in your classroom? Then, you’ll love the activities in this resource that give your students a trick AND treat.

In this resource you’ll find a “Halloween Fun” activity. This one is the ‘TRICK’. In this activity students need to read the instructions very carefully. However, most students do not read the entire set of directions before beginning (that’s the trick). That means that students will follow the directions to create a Halloween drawing and complete a figurative language activity before they realize that they only needed to do the first 2 steps of the 16 step activity.

FYI: Since, the Halloween Fun activity requires students to write figurative language, you may want to teach this Figurative Language 5-Day Unit FIRST.

Wondering where the ‘TREAT’ comes in? Well, this resource is also filled with a nonfiction passage and questions about the history of Halloween. When all the questions are answered students will reveal a “No Homework” message. Of course, this is their treat.

This resource is a super fun way to get into the spirit of Halloween! Plus, students will practice figurative language and reading comprehension skills!

This Halloween Activity Includes…

- Lesson Plan / Activity Overview

- Halloween Fun Directions

- “History of Halloween” Nonfiction Passage

- Reading Comprehension Questions

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Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.


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