It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – Intro Only – YouTube (2:24) https://youtu.be/TRGkEDADmRUThe first few minutes are MAGICAL…to this day, this cartoon is proof that holiday magic exists! Intro to the well-known cartoon
“A StoryBots Halloween,” Happy Halloween from the StoryBots! – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/3lglFs99jucIt’s a fun, freaky fright fest in the graveyard when the StoryBots trick-or-treat to the Halloween beat!
Halloween Vocabulary Word List, With Definitionshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/autumn-festivals/halloween/halloween-vocabulary-list.htmlA list of words with English definitions (yr 7-8)
Halloween Chapter A printable pdf-document with a text, quiz, and riddles (year 7-8)
ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Halloweenhttp://www.eslholidaylessons.com/10/halloween.htmlESL Holiday Lessons: Free 14-Page lesson plan/worksheet on Halloween – Handouts, online activity, and mp3 (yr 7-8)
Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie Halloween Horror Story – Lessonstream.orghttp://lessonstream.org/2011/10/26/halloween-horror-story/The Life and Death of a Pumpkin won the Best Short Film and Best Concept at the 2006 Chicago Horror Film Festival. A story of a pumpkin followed by a lesson plan (yr 7-8)
ESL Halloween Lesson Plan – Scary video and sounds – Teacher Training Bloghttp://www.tesoltraining.co.uk/blog/lesson-ideas/esl-halloween-lesson-plan-scary-video-and-sounds/A timely ESL Halloween Lesson Plan with video, scary sounds, discussion activities and story writing. Suitable for teenagers or adults, but not Young Learners (yr 7-9)
Nightmare Hotel | Hancock McDonald ELThttp://hancockmcdonald.com/materials/nightmare-hotelHere’s a song/rhyme to focus on the pronunciation and intonation while reading, rapping or singing this epic poem (yr 7-9)
English ghost stories – intermediate Englishhttps://linguapress.com/intermediate/ghost-stories.htmLinguapress.com Intermediate reading resources Lesson plan with vocabulary and verb activities (yr 8-9)
Vampires: Folklore, fantasy, and fact – Michael Molina | TED-Ed (6:56) http://ed.ted.com/lessons/vampires-folklore-fantasy-and-fact-michael-molinaThe myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe A TEDEd programme with questions and discussion. Strong accent (yr 9)
The Story of the Jack-O-Lanternhttp://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/jackolantern.htmOn This Site • The History of Halloween • The First Trick-Or-Treaters • More on Halloween Share This Page Follow This Site
The History of Halloweenhttp://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/holidays/halloweenhistory.htmThe History of Halloween A simple text (yr 7-8)
Scary Ghost Stories from American Folklore.http://www.americanfolklore.net/spooky-stories.htmlNever Mind Them WatermelonsSam Gibb accepts a dare to stay in a haunted house, never expecting to meet a ghost.
Masterpiece Pumpkins- Fun facts about Halloween and pumpkinshttp://www.masterpiecepumpkins.com/abouthalloween.html#OriginThis page provides history and other fun facts about this fascinating holiday. Feel free to share with other Halloween enthusiasts! (yr 8-9)
GRANDPA’S GHOST STORIES – “THE BAG OF OLD BONES” – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/rnJZk7jbAAsSemi-animated version of Jim Flora’s classic children’s book. There are two more to continue the story (yr 8-9)GRANDPA’S GHOST STORIES
11 Fun Historical Newspaper Clippings About Halloween | Mental Flosshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/59773/11-fun-historical-newspaper-clippings-about-halloweenYou can either copy the pics or show the page on IWB, zooming the page (yr 8-9)
8 Haunted Places and the Ghost Stories Behind Them | Mental Flosshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/70244/8-haunted-places-and-ghost-stories-behind-themWhether or not you believe in ghosts, the stories behind the legends can be seriously disturbing (yr 8-9)
6 Creepy Victorian Ghost Stories to Read Right Now | Mental Flosshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/59623/6-creepy-victorian-ghost-stories-read-right-nowVictorian and turn-of-the-century ghost stories have a particular attraction: They need no contrivances to create places that are lonely and old, a place where bad things are kept hushed up instead of dealt with (yr 9)
Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets | Education.comhttp://www.education.com/slideshow/halloween-comprehension-worksheets/?cid=10.571From “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to mummies and vampires, October 31st has no shortage of monster mascots. Learn all about these beasts and famously freaky stories with these Halloween comprehension worksheets (yr 8-9)
ELLLO Views #289 Halloweenhttp://www.elllo.org/english/0251/289-Adrienne-Halloween.htmAdrienne and Mike talk about trick-or-treating on Halloween. Vocabulary and Quiz available (yr 7-9)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Complete Audiobook – YouTube (40:20)https://youtu.be/MvbU1dOz_1cThe complete audiobook of 1981’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. You may wish to listen without the pictures (yr 7-9)
Halloween – ESL Listening Comprehension Exercisehttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/autumn-festivals/halloween/history-of-halloween-listening.htmlListening Quiz with both printable and interactive questions (yr 8-9) a link to a more challenging task
Edgar Allan Poe: Storyteller | American Englishhttps://americanenglish.state.gov/resources/edgar-allan-poe-storyteller#child-458Seven popular Poe stories, slightly adapted for language learners. Download the mp3 and the text (yr9)
The Amityville Horror · English listening exercise (advanced level) | bitgabhttps://www.bitgab.com/exercise/amityville-horrorComplete daily English exercises created by native teachers on bitgab
Learn English through Story: Halloween history with subtitles – YouTube (3:38)https://youtu.be/jGuPss01TXsLearn English through Story: Halloween history with subtitles. Hallowe’en is a popular festival in many countries all over the world, (yr 7-8)
Halloween history and origins: an Irish festival to ward off ghosts – Business Insider (1:52)https://www.businessinsider.com/halloween-irish-festival-ward-off-ghosts-2016-10?r=US&IR=T&IR=TAll Saints’ Day became All Hallows Eve and then Halloween. Subtitles and the text available below (yr 7-9)
Bet You Didn’t Know: Halloween Video – History of Ghost Stories – HISTORY.com (3 min) http://www.history.com/topics/halloween/historical-ghost-stories/videos/bet-you-didnt-know-halloweenA video with Halloween facts from History.com (yr 7-8)
Halloween Scares up Tricks, Treats in US – YouTube (2:52) https://youtu.be/5EucFzLgB80Every year, on the last day of October, children in the U.S. dress up in their most creative costumes to celebrate Halloween. A report on Halloween traditions (yr 7-8)
Its The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown 1966 – YouTube (25:16) https://youtu.be/GbHz0CoQd4QThe full episode, start at 4:20 if you don’t have time for it all.
The Best Movie Scenes For Halloween | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2014/10/25/the-best-movie-scenes-for-halloween/Halloween movie scenes useful for English language development (yr 7-9)
History of the Holidays: Halloween | History – YouTube (3:29) https://youtu.be/Xt8KqQOyk7kHistory of the Holidays: Halloween from History Channel (yr 8-9)
Halloween – Free PowerPoints, Games, Activitieshttp://holidays.mrdonn.org/powerpoints/halloween.htmlClick on the topmost link to download a presentable .ppt (yr 8-9)
Why Halloween’s Really British – Anglophenia Ep 41 – YouTube (6:57)https://youtu.be/Twog7XFOXnMAnglophenia’s Kate Arnell digs deep into the Scottish roots of the spookiest day of the year.
14 Horror Stories Animated (Compilation of 2015) – YouTube (total 53:36)https://youtu.be/yFCs_C_syasAs a token of my appreciation I have compiled a compilation of all of my cartoons from last year! Enjoy Modern settings (yr 7-9)
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Official Video) – YouTube (13:42)https://youtu.be/sOnqjkJTMaAMusic video by Michael Jackson performing Thriller.
Celebrity Ghost Stories – Kyle Massey – Evil Spirit – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/0RPvJgAyQJkA playlist of 5 short ghost encounters by (lesser-known) celebrities (yr 8-9)
How Halloween Began | History of Halloween | Halloween Origin – YouTube (3:21)https://youtu.be/P_kMVYntW1gIn this video, we take a look at the origin of Halloween festival. Halloween or Hallowe’en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening) (yr 9 and above)
Celebrity Ghost Stories: Kyle Massey – Evil Spirit | Biography – YouTube (1:29)https://youtu.be/0RPvJgAyQJkCelebrity Ghost Stories is an American paranormal reality television series that aired on The Biography Channel for its first four seasons.
The Ghost Hunter (2000 CBBC TV Show) – All Series 1 Episodes – YouTube (2:04:11)https://youtu.be/DDhQin6EHNEThe Ghost Hunter is an award-winning British children’s drama series created for the BBC and based on the books The Ghost Hunter by Ivan Jones. Second series here
Zombie Apocalypse – ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Gameshttp://eslkidsgames.com/2013/03/esl-zombie-apocalypse.htmlZombie Apocalypse is a speaking activity design for teens. This activity is ideal for students practicing for the FCE exam (yr 8-9)
ESL Halloween Lesson Plan – Scary video and sounds – Teacher Training Bloghttp://www.tesoltraining.co.uk/blog/lesson-ideas/esl-halloween-lesson-plan-scary-video-and-sounds/A timely ESL Halloween Lesson Plan with video, scary sounds, discussion activities and story writing. Write a story to the sounds (yr 7-9)
writing promptshttp://writingprompts.tumblr.com/post/12185533329/300-a-student-told-me-to-make-this-one-so-hereWriting prompts for a Halloween theme
Photographer Dad Creates Horror Photos Together With His Daughters | Bored Pandahttps://www.boredpanda.com/creative-child-photography-horror-joshua-hoffine/Write a story to the picture. Who? What? Where? When? How? What then?
Control Alt Achieve: Create Halloween Rebus Stories with Emojis and Google Docshttps://www.controlaltachieve.com/2018/10/halloween-rebus.html In earlier posts I have shared Google Docs templates for creating Emoji Rebus Stories for both Wintertime and Valentine’s Day .
Halloween Worksheet Following Directions Printable – FamilyEducationhttp://www.familyeducation.com/printables/decoding-puzzles-printables/its-spooky-day-neighborhoodFollow the directions in this printable to figure out where each child lives in this spooky neighborhood (yr 7-8)
Halloween Traditions – TeacherVisionhttps://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/TCR/3351_7.pdfTeach children about the history of Halloween with a matching activity. This Halloween printable combines social studies and holiday fun (yr 8-9)
Kahoot!https://create.kahoot.it/?referrer-id=/discover&referrer-url=https%3A%2F%2Fcreate.kahoot.it%2Fdiscover#quiz/16e16d2a-4f04-49a7-a9dd-a0f97bf2e26bKahoot! An advanced questionnaire about the ancient origins of Halloween (yr 9+)
Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/halloween-magnetic-poetry-with-google-drawings/Who’s ready for a little Halloween fun with Google Drawings? I’ve created a Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template with Google Drawings for you and your students.
Webquest: Halloween | Onestopenglishhttp://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/topic-based-materials/webquests/webquest-halloween/552316.articleThis spooky webquest includes activities on popular Halloween traditions, global celebrations and terrifying tales. Students find the answers from the links provided on the page. 1:1 (yr 8-9)
6 Halloween Ideas & Resources for your English Language Arts Class – The Secondary English Coffee Shophttp://secondaryenglishcoffeeshop.blogspot.se/2017/10/6-halloween-ideas-resources-for-your.htmlA great blog of secondary English teachers helping you find great ideas to enhance your classroom!
Halloween is a favorite autumn holiday, a fun time for seasonal celebrations. A good site for more information about Halloween.
Halloween Worksheets & Free Printables | Education.comhttps://www.education.com/worksheets/halloween/Halloween is always one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year for young students. Various free, worksheets with a limited number of downloads
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