Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

History of Halloween Masks Close Reading or Informational Text Pairing

Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

4 MB|10 pages
Product Description
This informational text close reading and craftivity makes a perfect stand-alone assignment or an interesting informational text pairing for The Masque of the Red Death or the Romeo and Juliet masquerade scene. Students will read the informational text passage and answer close reading questions in the margins of the page. The craftivity allows students to design a mask that fits their personality based on a color connotation worksheet that is provided (they could also design a mask in the colors that best match a character). These masks can be used for bulletin boards or can be worn as real masks. Along with these activities, there is also a personal narrative writing prompt and brainstorming map if you want to extend the theme of the informational text.

The informational text focuses on finding word meaning within context and making inferences making it a wonderful test prep activity. Answer key is included!

****Please download the preview to decide if this reading level will work with your students.

This lesson can be used digitally or traditional (print). If you want to see how this close reading is done digitally, please copy and paste this link into your browser:


You may also like a similar close reading activity found in my history-teacher husband's store:

Huger Games and Roman Capital Comparison Close Reading

Looking for more Halloween activities? You may also like these:

Painted Pumpkin Symbolism: Use with any text!

Halloween Root Words

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart

B's Book Love




Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up