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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Halloween Fun in Your Classroom

Would you like to have some Halloween fun in your classroom? Me too! School seems so serious. It's time to lighten up!

Halloween Writing - Writing with a Halloween twist will really grab your students' attention. My students are currently writing descriptive narratives about the Best-Dressed Witch. After a week of brainstorming and planning, they cannot wait to write. I love the excitement! 

The planning steps of this project help kids understand the importance of prewriting, particularly the development of characters, setting, and plot.

Halloween Dialogue - Narrative writing needs lots of dialogue! Unfortunately, my students aren't all that great at writing direct quotes. This year, we'll be practicing with Halloween riddles. What fun!

Halloween Reading - What kind of literature is needed on Halloween? Spooky stories, of course! My students will read several versions of The Headless Horseman then compare and contrast.

Halloween is a great time for some serious fun!