Halloween A Text set by laurie g.

Rationale - Students love learning about various holiday traditions. Learning about Halloween is a good tie in to other seasonal traditions.This text set is intended for 2nd grade.
Halloween Howls Holiday Poetry Lee Bennett Hopkins Stacey Schuett Harper Collins ISBN 9780060080600 I CAN READ BOOK 32 pages visual/illustrated
A collection of poems celebrating the spirit of Halloween through poems for children about candy, tricks, treats and the traditions of Halloween. This book is good for developing Phonemic awareness. Kansas ELA standard: Literacy Learning 3. Engage the five essential components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) at all grade levels based on individual student needs.Speaking for language arts can be used with this book as students learn rhyme and repetition.
Students will practice phonemic awareness as they practice reading aloud Halloween Howls through practicing speaking and listening for rhyme and repetition. Additional resources: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/middle-school-english-lessons/8879-halloween-poem-writing-lesson-sparks-creativity/ Here is a great way to have your students write their own Halloween poems.
J is for Jack-O-Lantern A Halloween Alphabet by Denise Brennan-Nelson Illustrated by Donald Wu Sleeping Bear Press, 40 pages, ISBN 1585364436 Nonfiction
A Halloween alphabet book that teaches children about Halloween traditions and history letter by letter through story, information and poetry. This is a good book for reading comprehension. Kansas Reading standard Key Ideas and Details Reading 1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. This book is great for developing critical thinking skills.
Students will be able to make inferences about Halloween based on the informational text using examples from the book. Not only does this book present an idea or history for each letter, it goes in detail in the margins of each page for more information. Students will be able to work on reading comprehension as well as practicing crucial thinking skills while they learn more about the history and traditions of Halloween. Additional Resources: http://bit.ly/2gr0DAh The publisher has a great resource of activities that go along with this book.
I Spy Spooky Night A Book of Picture Riddles Photos by Walter Wick, Riddles by Jean Marzollo 40 pages Cartwheel publisher, ISBN 0590481371 visual/illustrated
I Spy Spooky Night is a picture book with spooky scenes and riddles for children to find the things in the riddles.This is a good book for reading comprehension as students read the riddles to figure out what they need to look for in the pictures.Students will work on visually representing as they look at the riddles and try and find the objects in the pictures that the riddles talk about. Kansas ELA Standard Reading Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*
Students will be able to work on reading comprehension combined with viewing to evaluate an interactive visual text. As students use reading comprehension skills to figure out the riddles, they will evaluate the text to find out what they need to find in the pictures of the book. Additional resources: https://www.scholastic.com/ispy/parentsteachers/activities.htm Tips for creating your own I Spy picture book and riddles
The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey Scholastic 32 pages ISBN 0439079462 Fiction
Oscar the dachshund is made fun of by the other dogs. He dresses up like a hot dog for Halloween and ends up saving the other dogs and they see him as a hero. Students can practice reading fluency with this book. It is a good book to work on reading skills for language arts.Kansas ELA standard: Reading Anchor Standard 3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Students will be able to analyze a text and talk about how and why characters act and the events that occur. This book works well to analyze the characters and their motivations for their actions and why they do what they do. It's a great way to practice reading fluency as they develop their reading skills. Additional Resources: http://thepicturebookteachersedition.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-hallo-wiener-by-dav-pilkey.html This teacher's blog has great ideas to go along with the book as well as using this book for an anti-bullying unit.
Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean HarperCollins 32 pages ISBN 0062304186 Fiction
Pete the Cat Five Little Pumpkins features Pete the Cat's retelling of the song Five Little Pumpkins in a new adaptation.This book is a great resource for practicing Phonics as students read or sing the song out loud. Students will get to utilize speaking for the language arts aspect of this book as they read aloud the song practicing the rhyming nature. Kansas ELA Reading Anchor Standard 5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Students will practice phonics skills as they analyze sentence structure for the stanzas of the song.Since the story is a song the students will get to practice phonics as they read aloud the song. They will be able to analyze sentence structure with the stanzas of the songs. Additional Resources: http://kathygriffinteach.blogspot.com/2014/10/five-little-pumpkins-fall-activities.html This has directions for a craft and game activity to go along with the song featured in the book.
The Perky Little Pumpkin A Halloween Story by Margaret Friskey Children's Press 32 pages ISBN 0516435647 Fiction
The Perky Little Pumpkin tells the story of a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch who wishes to be a Jack-O-Lantern and scare somebody. He gets his wish as he is a Jack-O-Lantern scaring trick or treaters on Halloween.Students will get to work on Reading Fluency with this book.They will also get to practice their reading skills for the language arts.Kansas ELA standard: Reading Anchor Standard 3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Students will be able to trace the series of events detailing the characters and what happens in a story as the characters interact. The students will get to practice their reading skills and make a timeline of how the pumpkin fulfills his wish as he journeys to become a Jack-O-Lantern and scare people on Halloween. It is an easy enough story that students will be able to interpret how the characters interact and move the story along. Additional Resources: http://bit.ly/2gQN940 Activities for Fall includes a section about this book.
Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting Illustrated by Jan Brett HMH Books for Young Readers 40 pages ISBN 089919799X Visual/Illustrated
This book tells the story of spooky things seen on Halloween including vampires, werewolves and other monsters. All of the spooky creatures are children dressed up for trick or treating.Jan Brett's illustrations create a uniquely spooky scene for the story.This is a good book for visually representing.The natural flow of the story is a good chance for students to practice reading fluency. Kansas ELA standard for Reading Craft and Structure 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Students will be able to identify key phrases and words as found in the text and how they relate to the overall fluency of the story.The pictures tell the story, but the narrating of the story in the words can be analyzed and used to practice fluency. How do the words work with the pictures to tell the story? How do the word choices work with the pictures? Students will enjoy working with the text and the pictures to analyze the story and practice fluency. Additional Resources: http://bit.ly/2gdpyt7 Literacy Activities to go along with the book
We Celebrate Halloween in Fall by Rebecca Felix Cherry Lake Publishing 24 pages ISBN 1610809289 Nonfiction
We Celebrate Halloween in Fall talks about why we celebrate Halloween and the various activities and traditions associated with it.Vocabulary development works well with this book as students learn new words associated with Halloween.This is a good book for listening.Kansas ELA Standard Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity 10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Students will be able to look at an informational text and comprehend vocabulary and comprehend the text as it is presented. The book works well introducing new vocabulary and presenting it in an informational way. Additional Resources: http://www.education.com/activity/second-grade/halloween/ great activities that would work well with this book
Halloween is.. by Gail Gibbons Holiday House publishing 32 pages ISBN 0823417972 Nonfiction
This book explains the meaning and history behind Halloween traditions as well as what people do to celebrate Halloween. Students will get to practice reading comprehension strategies. It is a good book to practice critical thinking skills as students learn the meaning behind Halloween traditions.Kansas Reading standard Key Ideas and Details Reading 1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Students will be able to analyze a text and make inferences to draw conclusions about the new information they are learning about Halloween. This book works well with this because it focuses on history and meaning behind Halloween traditions as students learn to work on their reading comprehension strategies analyzing a text. Additional Resources: http://bit.ly/2fL3llz Activities that go along specifically with this book
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Walt Disney Pictures 1949 Written by Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi Based on story by Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow tells the story of Ichabod Crane a new schoolteacher who gets into a rivalry with a man in town over the daughter of a rich man. Ichabod is spooked by the ghost in the legend of the Headless Horseman. This movie is good for developing Reading Comprehension as it is based on a written story. Students will also get to work on viewing skills as well as visually representing as they analyze the film.Kansas ELA Standard Reading Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.*
Students will use diverse media to evaluate literary elements and evaluate the content through their own words. This movie is a great resource because students will get to see a piece of literature acted out and they can evaluate it visually and use their own words. It is a great way to evaluate literature in a different form. Additional Resources: http://bit.ly/2gQIqQ2 writing activity to go along with the movie
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