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Halloween Lesson Plans for High School Bundle

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A MUST HAVE for Secondary ELA teachers, this Halloween language arts bundle will have your students excited about poetry writing, short stories, and imagery!

See the Product Description below for more details on the three resources included in this bundle!

There are 3 activities included in this bundle!

  • Halloween Party Menu using Imagery
  • Fairy Tale to Scary Tale
  • Halloween Black Out Poem using Fairy Tales

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides

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RESOURCE BREAKDOWN:

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1. HALLOWEEN PARTY MENU USING IMAGERY

A fun and engaging figurative language practice activity where students learn about imagery and the five senses by creating a Halloween themed party menu! There are figurative language worksheets included for students to:

  • Learn how to define imagery and identify the five senses.
  • Practice identifying examples of imagery by analyzing the menu of their favorite restaurant!
  • Put a Halloween spin on the food descriptions they find in the menu of their favorite restaurant (For example, vanilla ice cream becomes vanilla mice cream!)
  • Create their own halloween party food menu describing their favorite foods… with a scary twist!

Includes:

1. Four pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up

3. Info Sheet detailing the types of imagery and the five senses.

4. List of 51 attention grabbing words to describe food to help students not only create their menu, but put a Halloween twist on the descriptions!

5. Worksheet for students to practice identifying examples of imagery and the sense(s) being appealed to. Students will analyze the menu of their favorite restaurant, identifying attention grabbing words to describe the food (imagery) and the sense(s) being appealed to. They will then have to practice putting a Halloween twist to the original menu description.

6. Students create their own Halloween party menu using imagery to describe their favorite foods… with a scary twist!

7. Rubric included

8. Two Menu Templates

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2. FAIRY TALE TO SCARY TALE!

This creative writing high school resource tasks students with putting a Halloween spin on a fairy tale by making it into a scary story!

Students will:

  • Learn about common characteristics typically found in fairy tales focusing on setting, character types, plot and elements.
  • Choose a fairy tale and analyze it by identifying examples of the common characteristics.
  • Put a scary spin on the common characteristics they find and use that to transform the fairy tale into a scary tale! (i.e Their “scary tale” still has to have fairly tale characteristics, but with a Halloween twist!)

Includes:

1. Six pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up sheet

3. A detailed list identifying the common characteristics of a fairy tale.

4. Worksheets for students to choose and analyze a fairy tale.

  • Annotation Template – to help students identify common characteristics.
  • Synopsis Template – to help students summarize the events of the fairy tale in their own words.
  • Analysis Worksheet
    • Students explain how the examples they find fit with the common characteristics.
    • Students explain how they will put a scary spin on the characteristics they find in the fairy tale.

5. Sheet for students to fully write their scary story.

6. Rubric for scary tale.

7. Answer Key

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3. HALLOWEEN BLACKOUT POEM USING FAIRY TALES

This creative holiday writing activity tasks students with creating a scary black out poem based on the common characteristics and theme of the fairy tale they analyze!

Students will:

  • Learn about common characteristics typically found in fairy tales focusing on setting, character types, plot and elements.
  • Choose a fairy tale and analyze it by identifying examples of the common characteristics.
  • Use the analysis to help Identify the theme of the fairy tale.
  • Create a scary black out poem based on the theme of the fairy tale they analyzed!

Includes:

1. Four pages of Teacher Directions

2. A detailed list identifying the common characteristics of a fairy tale.

3. Fairy Tale Analysis Worksheet

  • Students explain how the examples they find fit with the common characteristics.
  • Students explain how they will put a scary spin on the characteristics they find in the fairy tale.

4. Theme info sheet

  • Defines theme topic vs theme statement.
    • Theme topic: broad repeated throughout (ex: adventure)
    • Theme statement: message/lesson the author reveals through the theme topic (ex: Adventure can sometimes keep you from the people you love the most.)

5. Theme Analysis sheet where students have to:

  • Identify theme topics present in the fairy tale.
  • Create a theme statement for the fairy tale.

6. Rubric for students to use to help them create a black out poem based on the theme of the fairy tale they analyzed!

7. Answer Key

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File Type: ZIP – PDF, Microsoft Word & Google Slides

Editable: Partial

Content Pages: 59

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