Some Spooktacular Halloween Ideas

19 October 2011
Oh my goodness - what a week (make that two weeks)!  CRAZY!  I feel bad about not keeping up with my regular posts, but I promise to be back on Friday with a fabulous art feature and then again on Sunday with our math journals.  I also hope to have finished our personal memoirs book which I am so anxious to share with you.

Today I want to share a few Halloween lesson ideas with you.  Last night I finished and posted a FREE Halloween Writing Prompts activity to my TPT store.  There are four different writing prompts included in this freebie:  fictional narrative, procedural writing, news article, and a journal entry or personal memoir.  I let my students have their choice of what writing prompt they wanted to use, and they are so excited to finish their rough copies, so they can use the special writing paper.  Click on the picture below to download your own copy.

While you're visiting my store, you can check out some of my other Halloween products.  Click on the pictures or the title to get the link.

Halloween Drama Circles.  I really enjoy watching the kids during this activity.  So much fun!

Halloween Mad Libs for the SMARTboard.  Definitely a favourite of my students!  They LOVE it!

Halloween Kooshball Template for the SMARTboard.  Includes 20 linked slides perfect for review or fun questions.  All you need to do is enter the questions.

Happy Wednesday!  And I'll see you back on Friday with a Fabulous Art Feature!

Other Fall-Themed Resources:


  1. Those writing prompts look adorable!!!!

  2. Thank you! This will be a nice change from FCAT writing prompts :-)

  3. These prompts will really get students writing.

  4. Great activities! Thanks for sharing.

    Here is a list of Classroom Halloween Activities for Any Grade:

    Hope others find it useful!

  5. I love the writing prompts! I actually saw them on the Classroom Freebies blog. So excited to be following you! I can't wait to use the prompts with my kiddos on the 31st! The Chris Van Allsburg book is awesome! My coworker used it recently to spark some ideas for her "Spooky Stories" unit, as the pictures are very...well...creepy in some ways. I like the idea of using them to infer, too!
    ~Mrs. P @ The Polka Dot Owl Blog