If your students love to ☺chat☺ as much as mine the day after Halloween, leverage that excitement with a meaningful and fun writing activity! With these no-prep welcome back from Halloween activities, students talk to their classmates about their holiday to complete a "Find Someone Who" activity. Next, they discuss their October 31st and complete a Venn diagram comparing the events of each partner's festivities. Finally, students write a 2 paragraph comparison & contrast essay to explain how their Halloween was similar to and different from their partner's break.
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1. Copy the "Find Someone Who" and the Venn diagram printables back to back for each student (your choice of color or black and white). Have students move around the classroom and find classmates that did each of the activities listed on the "Find Someone Who" activity. Challenge students to find a different person for each space. Students sign boxes with the activities they did during Halloween.
2. Students partner up to discuss their breaks one-on-one while they complete the Venn diagram to compare and contrast their spooky holiday to their partner’s holiday.
3. Finally, students use the writing prompt page to write 2 paragraphs explaining how their day was similar and different from their partner’s day. Point out the key word example boxes and writing checklist for differentiation and writing support. You may also wish to differentiate by having partners collaborate and write their essays together.
4. Students share their writing!
Includes 3 no prep activities in color & black/white
1. "Find Someone Who..."
2. Venn diagram for comparing the weekend
3. Comparison and contrast writing prompt page
☮, ♡, & happy teachering!
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