Halloween is just two days away. If you’re looking for some Halloween-themed lessons, take a look at the following resources that I featured earlier this month.
All About Poe
In Why Should You Read Edgar Allan Poe? students can learn about Poe’s guiding principles for writing, the recurring themes of his work, and the personal factors in his life that contributed to his writing. Find the complete lesson here or watch the video as embedded below.
Introduce The Pit and the Pendulum to students is through Flocabulary’s rap of the story. That video is embedded below.
Here is an animated telling of Edgar Allen Poe’s Tell Tale Heart.
Halloween safety is a hoot with Kahoot!
Playing Kahoot games is a fun way to review almost anything including Halloween safety. That’s why I made the following video to demonstrate how you find and modify Halloween safety games in Kahoot.
ReadWorks published a collection of forty-two articles and lesson plans that have a Halloween theme. When I looked through the collection it appeared that all of the articles were for a K-8 audience with a few 9-12 articles mixed in. The articles covered topics like the history of Halloween, pumpkin farms, and the history of ghost stories.
Halloween Math and Science
SciShow Kids has a playlist of videos covering topics that are frequently connected to symbols of Halloween. Those topics are bats, spiders, skeletons, and the changing colors of leaves. In the video about bats students learn how bats use sound to find their way at night, how and why bats hang upside down, and how they rear their offspring. In the video on spiders students learn about the role of spiders in controlling flying insect populations and how spiders create webs. In the video about the human skeleton students can learn about the functions of the skeleton as well as how bones grow and heal over time. Finally, in the video on leaves students learn about the correlation between chlorophyll, sunlight, and leaf color.
Halloween Greeting Cards
If you’re looking for a writing activity that has a Halloween theme, consider having students create Halloween cards. Storyboard That offers great tools for creating Halloween comics that your students can then quickly turn into printable Halloween cards. Watch my video below to learn how to use Storyboard That to create Halloween cards.
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