This is a fun CLOSE READ for The Biggest Pumpkin Ever, by Steven Kroll. This story will excite your students for FALL and HALLOWEEN, teach REAL LIFE SKILLS on problems and solutions, friendships, and sharing. This week long study focuses on the following skills: SEQUENCING, MAKING PREDICTIONS, VOCABULARY, COMPARING and CONTRASTING the two MAIN CHARACTERS,PUMPKINS and JACK-O-LANTERNS, and each day has a WRITING activity to accompany it. Included are ANCHOR CHART HEADINGS for you to use with any story. This is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade, but can be used for struggling students in upper intermediate grades. It comes with DAILY INSTRUCTIONS, EASY PREP PRINTABLE for ELA JOURNALS or notebook paper, and includes a simple craft pattern for making a jack-o-lantern. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do!