We have finally created a rigorous Halloween-themed literacy lesson plan! Every year, I look for some way to incorporate this fun holiday in my 5th grade ELA class, but I struggle to find worksheets that meet the Common Core Standards. So, we used one of our magical short stories to create a lesson that fulfills both of these needs. This close reading literacy lesson includes a four detailed lesson plans guaranteed to make planning for your sub easier. Simply print the plans, make copies, and enjoy your day off.
The four parts of this lesson can fill a 120-minute class. Since most classes are not that long, it could be used over two days. The different parts also allow for the regular teacher to easily start or finish the lesson and provides some differentiation for classes that move at different speeds. Check out the preview to see the lesson plans.
Note: This story is not specifically about the holiday of Halloween. It is about two sisters who are wizards.
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Close Reading Sub Plans
Sub Plan Fillers - Set One
Sub Plan Fillers - Set Two