Five Halloween products for one low price! These products include writing activities, research, and grammar for the middle school language arts classroom.
Product 1: Halloween Around the World Docdecahedron
This is resource is a fun, hands-on Halloween research activity!
Students will research the origin of Halloween and how Halloween is celebrated in different countries using a graphic organizer and then display their information and pictures by creating a dodecahedron. Students will research how the following countries celebrate Halloween: United States, Hong Kong, China, Austria, France, Ireland, England, Mexico, Japan, Philippines, and Scotland.
Student Assignment Sheet/Graphic Organizer (2 Pages)
Assembly instructions with pictures
Dodecahedron template (6 pages)
These 3D research projects are great to display in the classroom!
Product 2: The Life of a Monster Writing Activity
This activity addresses the following writing standard:
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
This activity is a fun and engaging Halloween writing assignment! It is intended to be printed as a packet for students to write an imaginative narrative through the eyes of a monster. Students have the opportunity to create a monster and write about what it is like to live a day in the monster's shoes. Graphic organizers, writing paper, peer editing checklist and questions, and grading rubric are included!
If I were a monster prewriting
If I were a monster self portrait
A Day in the Life of a Monster Prewriting Organizers (2 pages)
Writing Pages (2)
Peer Editing Pages (2)
Monster Story Grading Rubric
Product 3: Halloween Parts of Speech Drawing Activity
This download is a fun, engaging, and creative way to practice identifying and correctly using the parts of speech. My middle school students love any hands on activities that involve coloring. This assignment resembles a directed draw. They also have an opportunity to practice following directions and writing descriptions!
Students are given a set of directions. Each set of directions include the parts of speech. Students label the parts of speech and follow the directions that lead them to completing a Halloween or Fall drawing.
Parts of Speech Reference Sheet
Parts of Speech Drawing #1 A Haunted House
Teacher Answer Key for A Haunted House
Parts of Speech Drawing #2 A Fall Scene
Teacher Answer Key for A Fall Scene
Preposition Drawing #3 A Spooktacular Drawing
Teacher Answer Key for a Spooktacular Drawing
Student Parts of Speech Drawing Assignment Sheet
Product 4: Halloween Writing Prompt Task Cards
This resource includes 25 fun writing task cards for Halloween (grades 5-8). These cards can be used as an early finisher activity, journal prompts, bell ringer assignment, or station work!
One prompt could be assigned to each student, and the students could add illustrations to their writing. Stories and illustrations could be bound together to make a class book to keep in your classroom for years to come!
Product 5: Sell this Haunted House
This download is a FUN and ENGAGING Halloween writing activity for your students!
In this activity, students draw and create an online listing for a haunted house that they have designed. They have to draw the house and other rooms, write a detailed description that includes a list of Halloween words, point out features of the house, and list real estate agent contact information.
In the next part of the activity, students create a newspaper advertisement persuading potential buyers to visit their open house. Lastly, they will answer questions from potential buyers all while putting a positive spin on this haunted house!
Teacher's Notes- Including Extension Ideas
Student Assignment Sheet with detailed instructions
Online Listing Template (2 pages)
Potential Buyer Questions Sheet