There is just not enough time to listen to all the stories the morning after Halloween. Students are so excited to tell you what they did, what their costumes were like, things that happened. To settle them down, yet, to honor their need to tell, My Halloween allows them to share while practicing writing main idea and details.
Even students who do not celebrate Halloween can still participate by drawing and telling about their evenings.
My Halloween is Something Different to Try while purposefully using every minute of class time.