Haunted House Literacy Centers | Halloween Activities for Reading Response

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Keep the spooky in Halloween while strengthening literacy skills with my Haunted House Literacy Centers. Students will work on a haunted house template, and add to their creation at six reading response stations. Students can use glow-in-the dark paint, markers, and crayons to create their haunted house while practicing who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. 

Not only will your students practice key literacy skills while celebrating Halloween, but they will have a completed art project to show off in your classroom and at home! 

The 6 centers that come with this product are designed for 2nd grade (CCSS.RL.2.1), asking students to answer "Who, what, where, when, why, and how" questions in response to text.

Inside Your Haunted House Literacy Centers: 

  • Teacher Guide: Step-by-step instructions with pictures and tips plus supply links
  • Haunted House Template:  Students create their project from a paper bag and template drawn by yours truly :) 
  • 6 Ready-To-Go Stations: Who, what, where, when, why, & how questions (RL.2.1) 
  • 6 Station Templates: Align my haunted house project with ANY standard 
  • Classroom Management Resource: 20 Glitter Call-Back Cards
  • Planning Resource: Birthday Celebrations Kit
  • Planning Resource: Editable Newsletter Template

Why Teachers Like You LOVE This Resource: 

This was so much fun for reading engagement around Halloween. We ended up using the resource while we were completing a novel study. So cute!! They loved to bring home their project at the end of the unit. - Dylaneigh R.

This resource was very engaging for my second graders. They loved completing the project and we used it kind of as a "book report". So fun! - Kari K. 

Make Your Classroom Even Spookier: 

Episode #133:6 Ways to Make October Spooktacular 

Keep the Halloween Celebration Going All October Long With These Spooky Resources: 

Meet My Li’l Monster Informational Writing Unit 

Halloween Joke of the Day 

Halloween Mystery Motivator

Or Grab the Halloween Bundle HERE! 

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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