Halloween Reading Comprehension Passages - Digital Halloween Reading Activities

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These passages were great to incorporate into our ELA during Halloween week. The kids enjoyed both the fiction and the nonfiction passages and they led to great conversations as well. Thank you!
My students enjoy these stories and find them very engaging and interesting for the season. Thank you for a great resource for Halloween!
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Engage your students during the month of October with these Halloween reading comprehension passages and activities (with digital Halloween reading activities!)

Note: This resource was updated in October 2022 with FOUR new texts. If you purchased prior to this date, re-download the PDF for the updated version.

About the Halloween Reading Comprehension Printables

This reading comprehension resource contains TEN Halloween-themed reading texts:

  • 3 fiction stories
  • 5 informational texts
  • 1 poem
  • 1 play/drama

Each text contains 3-4 printables with reading comprehension questions, reading skill practice, or writing activities that are common core aligned and text-dependent.

Choose to use all of the printables or pick and choose the ones that best fit your needs.

Answer keys are included if they are appropriate to the printable.

Fiction Story 1 - Dealing with Vampires

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Context Clues
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Visually Speaking - Creating Illustrations to Match a Story (Printable Version Only)
  • A Vampire’s Reply - Writing prompt

Fiction Story 2 - Stolen Loot

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Theme
  • Figurative Language

Fiction Story 3 - Last Minute Halloween

  • What's that Phrase?
  • Making Inferences
  • Costume in a Hurry Writing Prompt

Informational Text 1 - Halloween Safety

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Main Ideas and Details
  • Which is the Most Important? - Writing prompt
  • Safety Poster! (Printable Version Only)

Informational Text 2 - Jack-O-Lanterns

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Text Structure
  • Context Clues

Informational Text 3 - How Candy Corn is Made

  • Identifying Text Structure
  • Context Clues

Informational Text 4 - Interesting Pumpkin Challenges

  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Opinion Writing Prompt

Informational Text 5 - Most Expensive Halloween Costumes

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Evaluating Summaries

Poem - Halloween Shenanigans

  • Comprehension Questions
  • What’s that Phrase? - Figurative Language
  • Summarize It! - Summarizing Stanzas
  • Retell It! - Writing Prompt
  • Sketch It! (Printable Version Only)

Play - Three Musketeers

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Theme
  • Problem and Solution

About the Digital Halloween Reading Activities

This Halloween reading resource is also included in a digital format for use with Google Slides.

The reading passages and activities are exactly the same as the printable version. However, they have been converted to an optimal digital format with text boxes.

Check out the preview video to see the digital Halloween reading activities.

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10 Texts + Digital
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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