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Halloween Reading Passages - Close Reading Passages contains four stories for your students to read, contemplate, and discuss for the the month of October and the arrival of Halloween in the fall. In this product you will find:
A Discussion Guide to help you lead a discussion about the stories with your students.
A Close Reading Short Stories handout to help your students read and comprehend each text.
Four three-page stories, including vocabulary to look up and learn, questions for contemplation and discussion, and a space for taking notes.
A New Word Log for students to use to keep track of the new words they have learned through these stories.
The Halloween Party
The Pumpkin Patch
The Witch's Dance
The Costume Crisis
Close Reading is a central focus of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Students learn to immerse themselves in the text, think about what the author is saying, and pick out important details in the text in a methodical way.
I really appreciate your purchase, and I hope your students enjoy the stories! Have a spooky Halloween and a wonderful autumn season!
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Who is it for?
4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
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I homeschooled my own children for seven years which was one of the most rewarding things I have done. I also taught at both the elementary and high school levels. I also taught English as a Second Language for several years at schools in France, Hungary, and Slovakia.
I like to engage students and find creative ways for students to have fun while they are learning. I definitely encourage students to use their creativity and dare to be wrong and try new things in their pursuit of knowledge.