This is a fun Halloween writing activity that is festive, but still teaches Common Core Standards. I have loved doing this with my students at Halloween!
First, each student decorates a jack-o-lantern, using the printable pumpkin and colored paper, stickers, glitter, markers, pipe cleaners etc. Then, they write a persuasive opinion piece trying to convince others to “buy” their pumpkin! This allows for a lot of creativity and development of opinion writing skills. Everything you need is in this packet (minus the glitter and pipe cleaners of course!).
This writing packet includes:
Printable Pumpkin Templates (2 sizes)
Printable Jack-O-Lantern Face Cut Outs (3 pages)
Printable For Sale Signs (2 sizes)
Pre-Write Description Graphic Organizer
Pre-Write Persuasive Graphic Organizer
Example and Non-example Graphic Organizers
5 types of Pumpkin Writing Paper
Persuasive Writing Rubric (2nd Grade Common Core)
2nd Grade Common Core:
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.