Halloween Reading Passages Print & Read

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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28 pages
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Let’s get you ready for Halloween! This has been designed for those students you have that love nonfiction reading. You are going to love the format using nonfiction text features and comprehension worksheets. Just print and read- ready to go! This is not a digital resource!

NOTE: This reading passage set is available in a digital format that includes the printables.

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This set features upper 3rd to fifth-grade skills of finding the main idea, determining word meaning in context, finding evidence, matching items, listing examples, inferring, and basic reading comprehension questions.

The set also makes use of nonfiction text features. You will find the use of bold print, bulleted lists, captions, italics, glossary, photos, graphs, fact boxes, and titles.

The four reading passages are provided in two reading levels- an easier and a more challenging. The reading selections include a passage about the history of trick-or-treating, a passage about fears and phobias, a passage about haunted houses, and a passage about the tradition of carving a jack-o’-lantern.

In addition, a newspaper mock-up article page is included that has 4 more reading selections. The articles include an article about mazes, an article about the best-selling candy, an article about the largest pumpkin ever grown, and a fact box article that include candy trivia. There is a comprehension question page for the newspaper set and 1 graphic organizer.

All answer keys are provided. Specific skills and Common Core standards are listed on the table of contents page.

NOTE: The reading selections for this resource were written for elementary students. The reading levels of the passages are appropriate for upper third grade through fifth grade. This set is perfect for centers, small groups, seat work, homework, or sub days!

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

This set is also available in a BOOM card version. The Boom set has more reading passages and different questions.

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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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