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A perfect Halloween story and non fiction article for ENL Beginners bundled with a Pumpkin Scary Story Paragraph Pie to help your students analyze any scary literature!
This special Halloween Bundle includes:
Beginner English language learners are crying out for stimulating texts to develop their reading and language skills. These texts are hard to find.
This story bundle is part of a collection of high interest material specifically designed by an experienced ESL teacher for ENL, ESL, ELL students. They are short yet contain meaningful content and exciting activities that are sure to provoke discussion. They are designed to be used to easily teach ELA concepts.
Each story and nonfiction article in the series uses vocabulary from one section of the Oxford Picture Dictionary. If you have access to the dictionary, the text pairs with it, enabling you to easily create a multiple day unit of vocabulary work and reading. If you do not have access to the dictionary the text and activities can stand alone. The series of texts introduces literary elements, reading skills, grammar and vocabulary.
The four-sided handout can be copied for your class. The image can be displayed on a screen, if you have one.
The scary Mrs Fox explains the class rules to Sarah, a new student. The teacher's requests get bizarre (for food as she is hungry) and Sarah is told to leave the room. The principal passes by and is holding a knife and cooking pot. At the end of the story it is implied that Sarah is to be Mrs Fox's lunch.
It starts with a mystery -- a description of an empty classroom using vocabulary from A School and the Classroom section of The Oxford Picture Dictionary. Then it asks: "why is the classroom empty?" The answer is it was abandoned during the Chernobyl disaster.
Further Details - A Strange Teacher
= Succeeding in School, The Classroom, A Day at School.
= To be, Regular present tense (to say), Some prepositions (in, behind, on, outside, off).
= Setting focus (also character).
= 1 hour plus (depending on how many of the additional exercises you use, such as the setting or character handouts.)
Further details - Nonfiction - "The Ghost School":
Oxford Picture Dictionary correspondence = The Classroom, School.
Grammar = To be, past tense.
ELA = Nonfiction, questioning
Grades = 4+
ENL Level = Beginner
Estimated length = 40 minutes to multiple hours (depending on how many of the extra handouts are used, such as the comic grid.)
Answer key included.
Please note: this product can be used alongside The Oxford Picture Dictionary, but is in no way associated with or endorsed by Oxford University Press.