We've created a meaningful way to engage students in the excitement of Halloween. This close reading lesson plan provides a printable informational text that focuses on the historic origins of the holiday and compares Halloween traditions then and now. The lesson guides students to revisit the text in search of deeper information, talk about the text, take notes, and write about their new learning in a fun Haunted House shape book!
This lesson plan includes a variety of activities to support your English Language Arts standards during this Halloween season!
Download this product today to receive:
- The printable student informational text: "Halloween: Then & Now"
- Thorough lesson plans that will walk you step by step through the close reading process
-Grade specific text dependent questions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd which address every CCSS RI standard
-Text dependent questions answer key
-Note taking graphic organizer
-Partner Talk strategy poster
-Unknown Words vocabulary poster
- Student writing printable: Haunted House Shape Book
-Instructions to assemble both the student text and the writing shape book
Students LOVE Halloween and sometimes teachers wish they could feed off that energy to make the holiday a little more educational. Well, now we can!
Our buyers say:
"This fits perfectly for my Social Studies unit on Then and Now...content AND timing!"
"What a great way to celebrate Hallween in a fun and educational way!"
***Lessons are also available for grades 4-6
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