Halloween Reading Passages - Digital & Printable

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
  • Internet Activities
42 pages
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Are you ready to print and have students reading in a matter of minutes? Or do you need to use reading passages in a digital format for distance learning? This resource is the perfect answer! This set is designed for Halloween and it's perfect for October.


This reading set is available in a PRINT-ONLY version:

This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, comparing items, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions. The set also makes use of non-fiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, fact boxes, glossary, graph, labels, photos, and titles.

Specific contents of this resource are:

  • Selection 1- Trick or Treat in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 2- What Are You Afraid Of? in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 3 – Happy Haunting! in 2 reading levels
  • Selection 4 – Stingy Jack in 2 reading levels
  • Newspaper Page- 4 articles (A Corny Time, The Great Pumpkin, Chocolate is the Best, and Did You Know?)
  • Newspaper Comprehension page and one graphic organizer
  • Halloween Word Search puzzle
  • Answer keys for all
  • Table of Contents listing levels, skills, Common Core standards, and nonfiction text features
  • Teacher's Guide with notes about reading levels, standards, organizations, and ideas for use
  • Terms of Use

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging.

All answer keys are provided- in printable and digital formats. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

THE RESOURCE - You will have 4 files.

Halloween Printable, Guide and Answer Keys

Halloween Digital Set A

Halloween Digital Set B

Digital Versions Answer Keys

DIGITAL: To use this set you will add the file to your Google Drive. The teacher's guide has detailed directions if you are new to using this tool.

  • The digital sheets have text boxes that students will type responses on.
  • They may also need to drag and drop vocabulary words to match meanings or descriptions.

PRINTABLE: This set can be printed and used in several ways.

  • Email the pages to your students/parents to be printed.
  • Print the pages and assemble the set in an at-home packet.
  • Use the set in your classroom!

This reading set is available in a PRINT-ONLY version:

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Total Pages
42 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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