Why should you incorporate Halloween writing activities into your ELA block? Incorporating Halloween themed writing activities can be a great way to harness the enthusiasm and energy surrounding this holiday while also achieving educational goals and promoting writing skills. It adds an element of excitement to the writing process and can leave a lasting positive impression on students.
Let me give you 3 extraordinary reasons why you should incorporate Halloween Writing Activities into your ELA curriculum during this spooky season!
- Engagement: Halloween is a holiday that many students look forward to with excitement. Using Halloween-themed writing activities taps into this excitement and can motivate students to participate more actively in writing tasks.
- Creativity: Halloween allows for a wide range of creative writing opportunities. Students can write spooky stories, create imaginative characters, or describe eerie settings. This encourages them to use their creativity and imagination.
- Language Skills: Halloween-themed writing can help students practice and improve their language skills. They may need to use descriptive language, figurative language (e.g., similes and metaphors), and expand their vocabulary to convey the spooky atmosphere effectively.
1. Halloween Spooky Sentences Activities
This Halloween Writing Activities Resource for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade & 6th grade focuses on having students write creative, spooky sentences with an emphasis on building Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences.
It includes 6 Halloween sentence writing worksheets with Halloween Graphics to spark students’ imagination, Halloween sentence writing paper, a narrative haunted house writing prompt with a Spooky Word Bank List – great to use as a Halloween Bulletin Board Display. Scaffolding for struggling writers is provided with sentence starters to help cement students’ understanding of each sentence type, making differentiation seamless.
Offered in Google Slides to assign in Google Classroom and a PDF Version for making copies.
Here’s what teachers are saying:
“My students loved having this resource for practice write simple and compound sentences. As I get further in the year to do complex sentences with my 5th graders, I think they will enjoy having Halloween at a strange time of year.”
“I used these sentence strips for students to use to write a spooky story. They were every engaging and the kids loved their story being displayed.”
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2. 32 Spooky Sentence Building Task Cards, 3rd 4th & 5th Grade
Get students engaged in this Halloween Activity with 32 Halloween Task Cards that have students writing compound and complex sentences using Spooky Graphics to spark their Halloween imaginations. This recently updated unit provides differentiated task cards based on the needs of your students.
Available in both PDF version and in Google Slides.
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3. BUNDLE: Simple, compound and Complex sentence Activity with Task Cards
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Spark your students’ writing creativity with this Halloween Writing Activities Bundle for 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and 6th grade! It includes 6 Halloween sentence writing worksheets for simple, compound and complex sentences, using Spooky Graphics to spark their Halloween imaginations; Anchor Charts for each of the 3 type of sentences; Halloween sentence writing paper; a narrative haunted house writing prompt with a SpookyWord Bank List – great to use as a Halloween Bulletin Board Display; and 32 Halloween Task Cards that are scaffolded and differentiated to allow students to successfully write compound and complex sentences, again using Spooky Graphics to ignite their imaginations!
Here’s what teachers are saying:
“Used in groups with lab kiddos and on their own with advanced students. This definitely fit the needs of both groups. Nicely done!”
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4. 6 Writing prompts & Parts of speech grammar activities Adjectives, verbs & adverbs
These engaging Fall or Halloween Activities for 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grade include 6 Writing Prompts, 3 Halloween Grammar Worksheets that focus on Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives that your students will simple love. These no prep Halloween or Fall Activities are a terrific way to get reluctant writers eager to write as it includes 6 writing prompts with word banks, narrative writing graphic organizers to support struggling writers, narrative writing checklist, a narrative writing rubric, and 3 Halloween Grammar Activities or worksheets to instill more descriptive language, including more .
Digital in Google Slides and PDF version for printing.
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In conclusion, as the leaves fall and the nights grow darker, these 4 Halloween writing activities are sure to ignite their creativity and embrace the spooky spirit of the season. So, grab your pens, summon your imagination, and let the magic of Halloween storytelling cast its spell on your classroom!
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