Halloween Across the Curriculum
Don’t be afraid!
It’s only a Halloween Bundle for grades 1 and 2!
Halloween Word List
Creative Writing: My Halloween Dictionary, The Bad Luck Black Cat, Haunted Cinquains, The Haunted House – a sequence story
Language Arts Lessons
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jean Titherington sequencing, Sentence Scramble, Halloween Alphabetical Order, Spooky Cause and Effect, Don’t be afraid! You are only following written directions!, Adjective, Noun, Verb Sort, Class Story: Little Ghost and the Things He Eats – Inference, More Creative Writing: Miss Witch and the Hats She Wears, Class Story: Miss Witch and Her Hats , Main Idea and Details
Measurement Fun!, Non-Standard Measurement, Measuring with rulers, Measure - Find the Half Way Point , Spooky Fraction Fun and Coordinate Mapping, Count, Graph, Add, Subtract, Compare Numbers, and Multiply with two lessons: Creatures in the Haunted House and How many kids are scared of each Halloween creature?
The spooky Halloween bundle includes:
• Let’s write a Halloween Dictionary! Writing definitions is easy when you categorize nouns!
• What would happen if a black cat walked in front of a haunted house and all of the residents had bad luck? Use the Halloween Word list to spell all of those unlucky creatures’ names correctly!
• Reviewing parts of speech is fun when you write Halloween Cinquains. For this writing activity each student gets to choose the creature of choice to write about.
• What is happening at the haunted house right now? This composition reinforces starting every story with an introduction and sequence words that give the story its detail.
Language Arts Lessons
• Everyone loves Jean Titherington’s book Pumpkin Pumpkin. Sequence the story as you match pictures with sentences.
• Reviewing sentence structure is easy when you unscramble sentences. As you put the words in order don’t forget to look for capital letters and ending punctuation!
• Alphabetical order is easy when you have an alphabet strip to guide you!
• Cause and Effect Halloween style is fun and easy. The anchor activity for this lesson lets students write their own effects!
• Working on comprehension is fun, when you draw a picture to show what you know about the text!
• We continue to review parts of speech by sorting adjectives, nouns, and verbs spooky style!
• Little Ghost and the Things He Eats is a story about a ghost that changes color with each thing he eats. Start by reviewing the vocabulary in the story!
• Miss Witch and Her Hats is a creative writing story about a witch whose actions match the color of the hat she is wearing.
There is a story that coincides with this writing that reinforces main idea and details.
• It’s time to measure with paperclips and squares! This lesson gives your class the opportunity to measure in the non-standard way!
• Let’s use rulers to find the half-way point of a line. Can you think of the doubles that equal the total length?
• Spooky Fraction Fun gives the class the opportunity to work with a coordinate map as they write ghost fractions. Don’t forget: The number at the bottom is the total number!
• How many creatures are in the haunted house? Provides the class with the opportunity to count, review odd and even numbers, graph, add, subtract, multiply, and compare numbers with <, >, and = signs.
• Kids and the Halloween creatures they are afraid of lets us review the same concepts as the Creatures in the Haunted House lesson.