For students who don't celebrate Halloween, have your students write about which spooky animal they like best - spider or bats! Use the four-square graphic organizer at the top of the page to plan out the writing, then write about it on the lines below. On the planner, the middle box is for the main idea and the four outside boxes are for supporting details. For example, a student may use the main idea that she prefers bats because they are interesting animals. She would write "bats are interesting" in the middle box. All the supporting details around it should tell more about why bats are interesting to her and what she knows about bats.
It's a quick and easy way to assess student writing for kids who don't celebrate Halloween!