Eight no prep Halloween activities provide hours of independent learning for third, fourth, and fifth grade students. This October Independent Learning Module includes a 12-page student booklet, answer keys, and an interactive website. It’s a teacher’s dream come true!
What Is It?
Each Independent Learning Module (ILM) merges digital content with engaging activities. The specially designed website houses texts, presentations, and learning links. It was designed to keep high third grade students, average to high fourth grade students, and all fifth grade students working independently.
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How Can I Use It?
• Online Fun for All - The October ILM provides fun, meaningful instruction and practice for your entire class. Use it all at once or for specific subjects.
• I’m Done, Now What? - Let the independent learning module provide anchor activities for early finishers.
• Five Minutes Peace (and More!) - Are you behind on grading? Do you need to meet with individual students or small groups? The independent learning module will keep your students busy for hours.
• Sub Plans - For a full day (or two) of sub plans, just leave the ILM! Kids will learn, work independently, and have fun.
This month’s module includes activities for eight subjects. Pick and choose or use them all!
1. Informational Text - Students read an online article about the history of Halloween, take a short comprehension quiz, and record their scores in their booklets.
2. Language - An embedded presentation reviews strategies for writing dialogue. Then it’s time for some fun practice. Students write the answers to Halloween riddles as direct quotes with dialogue tags at the beginning and end.
3. Listening - Students watch a four-minute video on creative ways to carve pumpkins then answer questions.
4. Literature - After reading an adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” students construct a response. Did the Headless Horseman carry Ichabod Crane away? Or did Ichabod move to New York and become a lawyer. Students use text evidence to support their opinions.
5. Math - A set of online Halloween-themed games provide addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division practice.
6. Science - Students watch a video on physical and chemical reactions then define each and list examples. They watch a video on how to make an oozing pumpkin with chemical reactions. As a bonus, an additional video shows ten amazing chemical reactions.
7. Social Studies - Using an online atlas, students locate countries that celebrate Halloween then color them on a world map.
8. Writing - Students select and carve a digital pumpkin then write the steps on a planner. From there, they write a sequential paragraph.
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