Fall Informational Reading - The Mystery of the Salem Witches
Fall Informational Reading – The Mystery of the Salem Witches Solved?

Halloween and Fall are the perfect time to bring some seasonal reading to your classroom. This packet contains an informational article on how a fungus in the rye crop may have caused the mysterious symptoms blamed on witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts from 1691 through 1693.

After a close reading of the article, students will answer questions on main ideas, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. Last is a fun, coordinating creative writing prompt

The reading level is sixth and seventh grade. It is in the Lexile stretch band for fifth grade and the basic level for eighth grade.

This packet is also part of a money saving bundle

Fall Informational Reading Bundle


No prep! Just print and go. Great for substitutes.

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Created: Aug 26, 2016

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