Grab their attention while meeting several ELA Common Core Standards! Interesting informational texts about pumpkins and gourds, including identifying central idea and supporting details. Relevant vocabulary, pumpkin poetry, evaluating a source that makes a claim about pumpkins, writing an argument encouraging people to eat more pumpkin in their diets, and more. This is much more than time filler before Halloween -- it is higher order thinking skills!
Includes an answer key.