Halloween: Then and Now- Reading, Writing, and Art with a Printable Text (1-3)

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd
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This lesson plan provides a printable or projectable informational text that focuses on the historic origins of the holiday and compares Halloween traditions then and now.

This lesson plan includes a variety of activities to support your English Language Arts standards during this Halloween season! The lesson guides students to revisit the text in search of deeper information, talk about the text, take notes, and write about their new learning in a fun Haunted House shape book!

This Halloween resource includes:

- printable student informational text booklet: "Halloween: Then & Now"

- projectable teacher informational text: "Halloween: Then & Now"

- one page printable article: "Halloween: Then & Now"

- two lesson plan options: An engaging I See, I Think, I Wonder lesson or a thorough lesson plan that will walk you step by step through the close reading process

-grade specific text dependent questions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd which focus on RI standards

-text dependent questions answer keys

-note taking graphic organizers

-partner Talk strategy poster

-unknown Words vocabulary poster

-student writing printable: Haunted House Shape Book in two sizes

-witch craftivity template and instructions

Students LOVE Halloween and sometimes teachers wish they could feed off that energy to make the holiday a little more educational. We've created a meaningful way to engage students in the excitement of Halloween while also meeting ELA standards.

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"This fits perfectly for my Social Studies unit on Then and Now...content AND timing!"

"What a great way to celebrate Halloween in a fun and educational way!"

***Lessons are also available for grades 4-6.***

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Total Pages
70 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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