Though I did not grow up in the US, I am very fond of Halloween and wanted to share my story-based “Countdown to Halloween” mini-unit. It is a ton of fun and I am always impressed with the jump in my Novice students’ fiction reading comprehension skills at the end of the countdown: they end up reading a 300-word story (new to them!), infer vocabulary they do not know based on context, and answer character and plot questions.
This countdown contains 6+1 stories, one for each day before Halloween, with suggested pre- or post-story activities and a final assessment. The mini unit is easily adaptable across the Novice and Intermediate ranges.
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Please note: I have requested and received permission from the creators of the 3 shorts to share my Movie Talk slides with you all.
Looking for more comprehension-based ideas for Halloween?