Check out this spectacular teacher’s resource manual from Reading Through History!  It’s part of our “Reading With a Purpose” series, and is the perfect product to meet every teacher’s Halloween needs.

This guide includes many tools to help teachers and parents facilitate their
children’s learning experience as they read. It features historical lessons on
topics related to Halloween, including the origins of the Halloween holiday, traditional foods & games, and Halloween around the world. There are also units of instruction focusing on the history of trick-or-treating and other holiday-appropriate topics. The guide also highlights literary influences on Halloween, such as “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, Frankenstein, and Dracula. The History of Halloween provides a thorough examination of the cultural and historical origins of Halloween, which help students to gain a broader understanding of the holiday. Exercises in vocabulary help to reinforce each lesson, while free response questions encourage students to consider each topic in different ways. Reading comprehension questions challenge readers to gain a deeper understanding of the material presented.

“The History of Halloween” also suggests fun activities, recipes, movies, and safety tips to help create the ultimate Halloween experience for young readers.

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Halloween Origins:

This is a three part unit from Reading Through History’s “History of Halloween”. It includes reading lessons that cover the origins of the Halloween holiday. Included in this unit are lessons that cover the origins and common beliefs that revolve around the celebrations in late October. Topics in the lesson include: Samhain, Pomona, All Saints’ Day, and All Hallows Eve. For each lesson, there are several pages of student activities to accompany the material, including reading comprehension and student writing responses.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (90 minutes total)

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Halloween Traditions:

This unit includes four of the lessons which appear in Reading Through History’s “History of Halloween”. The subjects in this download include many different traditional aspects of the Halloween holiday, including: trick-or-treating, games, foods, and the celebration of Halloween around the world. For each lesson, there are several pages of student activities to accompany the material, including reading comprehension and student writing responses.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

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Halloween Literature:

This unit includes four of the lessons which appear in Reading Through History’s “History of Halloween”. The topics featured in this unit focus on the stories behind fictional characters that have become part of the popular Halloween culture.  Topics include: The Legend of Sleepy Hallow (the Headless Horseman), Dracula, Frankenstein, and the legend of the Jack o’ Lantern. For each lesson, there are several pages of student activities to accompany the material, including reading comprehension and student writing responses.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

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Halloween Folklore:

This is a four part unit from Reading Through History’s “History of Halloween”. The unit includes reading lessons that cover some of the major themes of Halloween folklore. Included in the package are lessons that cover the origins and common beliefs about witches, ghosts, vampires, and werewolves. For each lesson, there are several pages of student activities to accompany the material, including reading comprehension and student writing responses.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

This unit is available for purchase as a PDF download through Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 


Halloween Animals:

This unit includes four of the lessons which appear in Reading Through History’s “History of Halloween”. The subjects in this unit include bats, spiders, black cats, and phobias. The readings include factual information about each animal as well as the story of how they became an integral part of the Halloween holiday and celebration.  For each lesson, there are several pages of student activities to accompany the material, including reading comprehension and student writing responses.

Approximate time for student completion: 30 minutes per lesson (120 minutes total)

This unit is available for purchase as a PDF download through Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking on the image at right.

 

 

 

 

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