In this FREE Halloween Lesson students will analyze the Halloween-themed poem “Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern” by David McCord. Then, they’ll record their understanding and analysis of the poem in an interactive flip book. The lesson encourages multiple readings of the poem which leads to a deeper understanding and comprehension of the text. While analyzing the poem, students will identify the sequence of events, its mood, and elements of figurative language. Students will support their analysis with evidence from the poem. McCord’s poem is a perfect celebration of Halloween and the flip books make analyzing poetry fun!
Great news! DIGITAL VERSION INCLUDED!
The poem analysis flip book is also available as a Google Slides resource for students. In addition to the PDF version, students can complete the flip book pages via a file sharing service such as Google Drive, Google Classroom, or in the internet “cloud.” The digital version of the poetry flip book is accessible from any computer and allow students to complete their work online.
Included in this Halloween Freebie…
- Lesson Overview
- Detailed Lesson Plan
- Links to access “Mr. Macklin’s Jack O’Lantern” by David McCord
- A styled page to print or write the poem on (optional)
- Poem Analysis Flip Book – 5 pages – Sequencing, Mood, Figurative Language, and Analysis
- Teacher Key
IMPORTANT: The poem is NOT included in this resource. Several links to make it easy to access the poem are provided. You'll even find a styled page that you can print the poem on if you'd like.
Celebrate Halloween in the classroom with these other FREE Halloween Activities:
- Spooky Story Writing
- Trick AND Treat Halloween Activity – Figurative Language and Reading Comprehension
Make teaching and learning about POETRY fun and interactive with these popular resources:
- Autumn Poems - Poetry Analysis Flip Books
- Poetry Analysis Unit
- Poetry Writing Unit (11 Days)
- Interactive Poetry Lessons and Activities
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