Give your October reading instruction a spooky spin! These graphic organizers were designed to use with any novel, picture book, short story, or basal story. They hit on the most popular common core reading skills such as theme, characters, setting, plot, compare and contrast, summarizing, cause and effect, sequencing, vocabulary, and more...all with a fun Halloween theme! There are a total 20 pages. See below to get a better idea of what is included:
Candy Corn K-W-L: This K-W-L chart features a candy corn theme.
Costumed Characters: There are 4 different versions of this graphic organizer. Two male and two female versions are included. Students can describe the main character, including what they do, say, and how they change in the story. Color these to make a cute Halloween bulletin board or display!
Story Web: Complete the characters, setting, problem, and solution on this story web with a Halloween spider theme.
Spooky Summarizing: Learn to summarize by completing this “somebody, wanted, but, so, then” graphic organizer.
Sweet Sequencing: Sequence the story by telling the beginning, middle, and end with a candy theme.
Sweet Sequencing (version 2): Sequence the story by telling what happens first, then, next, and last with a candy theme.
Trick-or-Treat Character Compare/Contrast: Venn diagram to show how two characters are the same and how they are different.
Trick-or-Treat Story Compare/Contrast: Venn diagram to show how two stories are the same and how they are different.
Whooooooo? (The 5 W’s): Owl themed graphic organizer to tell who, what, when, where, and why.
Problem and Solution: Graphic organizer to state the problem, three steps to solve the problem, and the solution.
Not-So-Scary Vocabulary: Vocabulary isn’t scary! Choose an unfamiliar word, and use context clues to write the meaning and use it in a sentence.
Cause and Effect: Little ghosts help lead students from the cause to the effect.
Main Idea: State the main idea and 3 supporting details.
Trick-or-Treating for Theme: Trick-or-treat for theme by stating the main character, what the character does and says, and what happens to the main character.