Happy Halloween from Secondary Smorgasbord!! Check out the Tricks and Treats we've put together for you by following the blog hop below!
Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Halloween? Like... really LOVE Halloween!! The colours, the pumpkins, the chance to dress up and the fabulously fun family night our neighbourhood organizes. We get together for a big wiener roast and fireworks - I think the fireworks are a uniquely Canadian tradition for Halloween. It's our biggest firework night of the year! (Our poor dog is a disaster by the end of the night - between the trick-or-treaters and the fireworks it's a stressful night!)
I know it can be a challenge to bring the holidays into a middle or high school classroom, but I've learned over the years that the older kids still like a little holiday fun too. The key is to combine the fun with some valuable learning.
As an ELA teacher I really think it's important to have my students practice their writing as much as possible. So I try to combine writing with some holiday fun whenever I can.
Here's a FREE Halloween TREAT for you and your students to enjoy. Use this Halloween subway art as a writing prompt.
Challenge students to use a word from each colour in their first sentence. To include 5 words, to include all of the words, to write a poem, to create a haiku, a spooky Halloween headline, a Halloween song...
Click the image to download a FREE copy from my TPT Store! Be sure to check out my other Halloween and Fall themed resources HERE.
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