I LOVE Autumn! It’s my favorite time of the year! Football, Halloween, cooler weather, fall family activities, beautiful trees changing colors–I am here for all of it!
If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I love to incorporate holiday-themed lessons that both teach ELA content and bring in a bit of festive fun! Halloween is no different!
This year, I’ve put together a series of Scary Short Story lessons that engage students in standards-based activities, and are also a way of enjoying the seasons! I chose three short stories to incorporate into my curriculum:
- “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving
- “A Ghost Story” by Mark Twain
- “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
All three of the short story lessons are jam-packed with ELA content instruction and review. Text annotation, characterization, reading informational texts, satire, suspense, and so much are presented in engaging ways to students! Slides Presentations and multiple student assignments accompany each–and, answer keys are, of course, included!
Happy Haunting–err, I mean, Teaching!
Brenna (Mrs. Nelson)
P.S. If you haven’t already, be sure to snag your FREE Halloween Vocabulary Activities HERE!