The Hallo-Wiener Literacy Unit

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Pencils to Pigtails
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Pencils to Pigtails


These Halloween crafts, differentiated writing prompts, centers, and activities pair perfectly with The Hallo-Wiener written by Dav Pilkey. Your students will love working on essential writing skills, math concepts, display crafts, labeling, and more with this adorable resource!

Most of the activities can be used independently but pair perfectly with the book!

There is so much in this resource that it is difficult to explain it all!

You will find the following:

  • Photo Instructions from my classroom
  • Word Wall Cards in color (Perfect to introduce the story and for young writers to use as needed for reference!)
  • Word Wall Cards in black & white
  • Individual Books in color - Students add the word "is" and the type of costume to each page. (Students will use word wall cards for this.)
  • Individual Books in black & white
  • Class Book in color (Cover, Examples, & Blank Pages!)
  • Class Book in black & white - Your students will love checking this out from your classroom library!
  • Dog Labeling Sheet - (Examples and Practice)
  • Hot Dog Writing Paper - Made to pair with any prompt
  • Dogs for Display - Students can color the dog of their choice. Pair with one of the writing prompts provided for an adorable display.
  • Differentiated Writing Pages - with or without dotted lines/ various prompts
  • Display Writing Pages - Perfect for younger students!
  • My Prediction Pages - Use before reading - Students predict what Oscar's mom will dress him as.
  • Ghost Dogs Center Activity in color - Visual Discrimination Practice
  • Ghost Dogs Center Activity in black & white
  • Doggy Clip Cards in color - (Tally Mark Practice)
  • Doggy Clip Cards in black & white
  • Ladybug Ten Frame Game in color - Students will learn how 10 Frames help us quickly identify the number shown
  • Ladybug Ten Frame Game in black & white
  • Petal Count Center Activity in color (one-to-one correspondence)
  • Petal Count Center Activity in black & white
  • Build-a-Word Spinner Center Activity in color
  • Build-a-Word Spinner Center Activity in black & white
  • Real or Nonsense Word Spinner Activity in color
  • Real or Nonsense Word Spinner Activity in black & white
  • Shape Search Spinner Activity in color
  • Shape Search Spinner Activity in black & white

Be sure to check out the thumbnails and preview to get an up-close look at the beautiful format and engaging activities included.

To see photos from my classroom and read a blog post about another popular Halloween resource from my store, go here:

Pencils to Pigtails Blog - The 5 Little Pumpkins in our classroom!

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Pencils to Pigtails

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.


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