My Ghostly Chunks product is a fun one that is filled with activities to strengthen word skills, fluency, and calendar math. I always have a few friends in my second grade class who need a review of chunks and their related spelling patterns. So, I created the Ghostly Chunks pages to use during RTI group time. My students love these!
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There are 20 Ghostly Chunks Pages with the following chunks: -ap, -ay, -at, -ake, -ack, -all, -en, -est, -ell, -et, -ight, -ill, -in, -it, -oke, -op, -ot, -ug, -ut, and –un. I have also included a blank chunk page for students to create their own list!
There are two, original poems – one about Ghosts and one about Pumpkins. Both are great for teaching the rhythm of poetry and boosting fluency. Comprehension skills come into play as students illustrate the pumpkin poem, and adding details to the ghost poem. They’re also perfect for partner reading!
The October Calendar Challenge is challenging, indeed! Students must read directions and add details to a blank calendar. They’ll add items to dates, find the number of a certain day in the month, and determine the date one week from today’s date. I’ve included a Halloween version and a generic version in case you have students who don’t partake in Halloween activities.
Everyone loves choosing a pumpkin for Halloween! Have you ever thought of how a pumpkin would convince you to pick it? In the “Hey, Kid! Pick Me” writing activities, students will brainstorm the qualities one would use to select a pumpkin. There are two graphic organizers – one with categories, and one without, so students can determine their own. There are two versions of primary-lined pumpkin paper, and a “Hey, Kid! Thanks for Picking Me!” illustration page.
Finally, I’ve included a recipe to make Pumpkin Pie in a Cup. This is such an exciting activity, especially the tasting part! There is a mini-poster with the question, “How Do You Like Pumpkin Pie in a Cup?” It’s perfect for the center of an anchor chart. In addition, there are mini-response cards for students to write three words to describe how Pumpkin Pie in a Cup tastes. I always get a kick out of these responses! Use these mini-response cards to attach to your anchor chart.