Fall is such an exciting time of the year! The cooler temperatures mean falling leaves and picking out pumpkins. Likewise, it is also time for fun costumes and trick-or-treating. Due to all this excitement, keeping students focused on the lessons can be challenging! Thankfully, teachers can incorporate Halloween ideas in the classroom to help students stay focused and engaged. The Halloween lessons below will help show students their teacher cares about their interests and education at the same time!
Poetry can seem scary to students. Thankfully, this product will show students how amazing poems are. Specifically, there are over 60 activities to keep students learning, reading, and writing about 6 Halloween-themed poems.
Students will complete various activities for each poem. This includes illustrating the poem, which is a great way to work on comprehension. There are even differentiated close reading questions to strengthen understanding. Students will also learn the poem by tracing/printing the lines with correct letter formation. Then, they will cut and glue missing words back into the poem and work on sequencing by re-building it. Students will even work on following directions by finding rhyming words, punctuation, and other items based on the prompt. Honestly, there are so many incredible Halloween lessons for each poem!
Halloween Directed Drawing and Writing
Students LOVE directed drawing! One of the best parts of this bundle includes all of the differentiation. Specifically, there are 6 different drawings with 15 differentiated templates. This means that all students can participate in the same drawing lesson regardless of ability. Students can then write all about their pictures! Illustrations include a witch, bat, black cat, rainbow web spider, pumpkin faces, and a cute Frankenstein.
Hands-On Math Puzzles
Math is hard! Luckily, combining the subject with Halloween ideas in the classroom allows students to see how fun the subject is. This resource contains no-prep, hands-on, differentiated math and writing activities for a daily practice of core skills. There are 4 seasonal self-checking math puzzles with 6 differentiated versions. Specifically, students will practice addition, subtraction, mixed equations, doubles, and mixed double digits with the math puzzles.
There is also 2 Color by Number puzzles with unique round pictures. Students will love to hang up their pictures in the classroom! Additionally, 5 writing pages are perfect for early finishers or writing centers.
Crafts are the perfect way to increase engagement, improve fine motor skills, and celebrate the season. Thankfully, this product has 8 easy art ideas for fall and Halloween that students will love! This includes a pumpkin, spooky cat, and owl. They are simple to implement and do not require a lot of prep or complex materials. There are even step-by-step photos to guide students through the process.
The crafts even tie in writing skills! Specifically, seasonal writing templates allow students to write about their creations. For implementation guidance, check out Halloween Crafts & Writing Ideas.
October is such a fun time in the classroom! Students are having a blast learning, enjoying the cool weather, and looking forward to Halloween. Thankfully, these Halloween ideas in the classroom help students celebrate with their classmates through academic activities!
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