If you are looking for a way to celebrate Halloween with your students but still continue working on content, you should definitely check out this product. (You can also read this story with your students anytime, not only Halloween.)
My students absolutely LOVE this story. It is a short story, and very suspenseful. Students won’t see the ending coming.
Included in this product are many activities, questions and graphic organizers to go along with the short story “The Coughing Dog”.
20 multiple choice questions (focused on vocabulary, characterization, tone and mood, text evidence and inference, idioms, point of view, author’s purpose, figurative language and theme.)
2 short answer questions (one as an exit ticket or warm up)
Grammar worksheet (questions from the story about: common and proper nouns, compound and simple sentences, subject verb agreement and homophones.)
Character inference chart with text evidence (graphic organizer)
Because of copyright issues, you will have to go to the link provided in the product in order to print the short story. (It is provided on the website free of charge.)