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Monday, October 20, 2014

Top 10 Halloween Books for Kids

Check out these awesome, top 10 Halloween books to share with your students. Read them aloud, place them at your reading center or check them out from your classroom lending library. These Halloween books are sure to be a hit in your class!   


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#10



Trick or treat! Amelia Bedelia wants to help prepare for the big Halloween party, but how can she follow directions when nothing is as it seems?



These book activities work well for 1st and 2nd grade, special education and ESL students. You will receive a word bank, crossword puzzle, word find and a word scramble for the book,Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish. Answer keys are provided for your convenience. Please see the preview.

Reading Level
Grade level Equivalent: 2.7
Lexile® Measure: 340L
DRA: 30
Guided Reading: N



You will receive 34 printable reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween book, Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish. Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. What a great alternative to worksheets! A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#9



Halloween is one of Amber brown's favorite holidays, and this year she has come up with a fantastic costume. It's so perfect that she's keeping it a secret even from her best friend, Justin, no matter what he bribes her with. Amber can't wait to reveal the surprise and go trick-or-treating, but she's worried that her parents' arguing will put a damper on the holiday. But with pumpkin decorating, Halloween jokes, candy treats, and the greatest costume ever, this is going to be the perfect Halloween!



You will receive 34 guided reading comprehension task cards. Task cards are a great alternative to worksheets! Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#8



The Hallo-wiener

Oscar is short, like all dachshunds, and all the other dogs make fun of him. On Halloween he takes more ridicule than ever in his hot-dog costume, but one brave act makes him a Grade-A hero.



The Hallow-Wiener Reading Comprehension Task Cards

You will receive 34 reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween reading book, The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey. Scavenger hunt directions and other activities and game ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#7



Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma

It is Halloween and Lulu must decide on a costume. Should she be Ladybug Girl or something new? She tries many different costumes, but nothing seems right. Maybe she'll think of the perfect costume as she enjoys the autumn day with her family by pumpkin picking and going on a hayride. But it isn't until Lulu and Bingo help a little girl who is lost that Lulu discovers who she was meant to be for Halloween–Ladybug Girl, of course! After all, she is Ladybug Girl and it is important to be true to yourself.


Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma Reading Comprehension Task Cards

You will receive 30 guided reading comprehension task cards. They are a great alternative to worksheets. Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.
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#6



All we see are two pairs of sneakers--one large, one small--as a little girl and her father tour a dark, mysterious house.



You will receive 30 guided reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween book, In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting. Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

Task cards are a fun alternative to worksheets. Student may play SCOOT, have a scavenger hunt, or play other task card games.

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#5



When Buck, Billy, and their little sister Lil spy the biggest pumpkin they've ever seen, they can't resist. Buck and Billy try to roll the pumpkin down the hill to show everyone, but it's too big! Before they know it, it's bumping and thumping and rolling down the hillside out of control. This read aloud Halloween treat is perfect for kids and families.



You will receive 30 Halloween reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween book, The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis. Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#4



With countless unwelcome pumpkins to deal with, Rebecca Estelle turns disaster into a celebration. One day, years and years later, white-haired Rebecca was busy not eating pumpkins when--SPLAT--a giant pumpkin fell off an overloaded truck and smashed into her yard. She buried the mess so she wouldn't have to look at it, and, as you might imagine, she witnessed a bumper crop the following fall, "Too Many Pumpkins".



You will receive 30 reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween book, Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#3



The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine. 

It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day. 

How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!



You will receive 30 guided reading comprehension task cards to go along with the Halloween book, Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. Scavenger hunt directions and other activities and game ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#2 



As Brother and Sister Bear don their costumes to go trick-or-treating by themselves for the first time, they plan to avoid Miz McGrizz's spooky home. But during their Halloween outing, the cubs discover that appearances can be deceiving. 



You will receive 30 reading comprehension task cards to go along with the book, The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Task cards are a fun alternative to worksheets! Scavenger hunt directions and other games ideas are provided. A student response form and answer key are also provided. There are four cards on each page.

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#1



Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. “Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.”--Kirkus Reviews



You will receive two printable parts of a story worksheets for 1st grade, 2nd grade and special education students to practice reading comprehension story elements.



In this Stellaluna book unit, you will receive science, literacy and writing activities appropriate for 1st and 2nd grade, ESL and special education students.

You will receive guided reading task cards, vocabulary cards, definition cards for a matching game, reading comprehension worksheets, and a parts of a story graphic organizer.

For your science center, students learn parts of a fruit bat and bat and bird facts. Students will create an onomatopoeia little book and story map. Students will also learn about echolocation.

This book unit also has writing center activities for bats poetry and rhyming words, exclamation point, and writing a letter to Stellaluna. A letter writing rubric assessment is included. Your students will enjoy telling a bat story and completing a bat craft activity.

Finally, you will receive a word wall, coloring worksheets, bats photo book and bats writing paper.

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