Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin

Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
Halloween Writing Activity - How to Carve a Pumpkin
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7 MB|17 B&W + 17 Color = 34 pages
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Have some fun with this pumpkin writing activity! Third grade and fourth grade students explain how to make a jack-o-lantern. The step-by-step nature of a familiar topic makes writing a how-to paragraph a snap! This activity focuses on writing good beginnings and endings, word choice, sentence variety, clear sequencing and use of order words.

Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, this resource is classroom tested and kid approved. It guides students through the entire writing process. As they write how-to paragraphs, students build skills for Common Core State Standards W.3.2 and W.4.2.

What's Included:

Teacher Directions – Three pages of directions give suggestions for focusing on explanatory writing, planning, developing, using powerful word choice, hooking the audience, wrapping it up, revising, and editing.

Student Planning Pages – Four student planning pages will guide your students in planning, sequencing, introducing, and concluding.

WOW Words Thesaurus – This four-page student thesaurus was specially designed for this Halloween writing activity. When printed back-to-back and folded, it makes a handy guide to help your students with word choice, including specific nouns, lively adjectives, active verbs, and words that show order and direction.

Themed Writing Paper – A lined sheet of paper with a pumpkin at the top of the page is available to print for the students’ Halloween writing.

Student Editing Checklist – Written in student-friendly terms, this comprehensive writing checklist may be used for editing during a writing conference with the teacher, with peers, or independently.

Rubric – Also written specifically for this activity, the rubric directly corresponds to the student editing checklist.

Everything comes in two formats: color or black and white. Click on PREVIEW to take a look at this entire color version of this product.

I hope your students love this writing activity as much as mine do. If you're looking for more Halloween resources, click here.

Enjoy!
Brenda Kovich

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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated on October 21, 2017.
Total Pages
17 B&W + 17 Color = 34 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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