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.

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

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Created: Aug 26, 2016

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