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Halloween song - YouTube

Halloween song – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/QkNJ65AXUEMHalloween song. You can find three activities you can use in a Halloween lesson here

This Is Halloween - YouTube

This Is Halloween – YouTubehhttps://youtu.be/kGiYxCUAhksThis is Halloween, Theme song from the Nightmare Before Christmas. Lyrics here

 

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - Intro Only - YouTube

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! - YouTube

“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!

Vocabulary

Halloween - Studyladder

Halloween – Studyladderhttps://www.studyladder.com/guides/halloweenHalloween is on October 31st. Downloadable crossword and word search puzzles (yr 7-8)

 

Halloween - All Things Topics

Halloween – All Things Topicshttp://www.allthingstopics.com/halloween.htmlSeveral worksheets: reading, listening and vocabulary (yr 7-9)

 

Lesson Plans

Halloween Chapter A printable pdf-document with a text, quiz, and riddles (year 7-8)

ESL Holiday Lessons: English Lesson on Halloween

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.org

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 Blog

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 ELT

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 English

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

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)

 

Reading

The Story of the Jack-O-Lantern

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

 

Scary Ghost Stories from American Folklore.

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.

 

Scary Short Stories | Scary Website

Scary Short Stories | Scary Websitehttp://www.scaryforkids.com/short-stories/Scary short stories for kids, teenagers and adults to tell online. Read some great tales of horror at bedtime or tell ghost stories around the campfire for Halloween.

 

Masterpiece Pumpkins- Fun facts about Halloween and pumpkins

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" - YouTube

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

 

Mystery Project

Mystery Projecthttps://www.emaze.com/@AIIOTFTO/Mystery%20ProjectMystery of Ghosts: A slideshow with texts as in a newspaper (yr 8-9)

 

History of Halloween

History of Halloweenhttp://www.5minuteenglish.com/oct29.htmLike many other holidays, Halloween has evolved and changed throughout history. Over 2,000 years ago people called the Celts lived in what is now Ireland, the UK, and parts of Northern France. Reading comprehension (yr 8-9)

 

8 Haunted Places and the Ghost Stories Behind Them | Mental Floss

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 Floss

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.com

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)

Listening

ELLLO Views #289 Halloween

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

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)

 

 

Edgar Allan Poe: Storyteller | American English

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)

 

Viewing

Learn English through Story: Halloween history with subtitles - YouTube

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 Scares up Tricks, Treats in US - YouTube

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

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.

 

History of the Holidays: Halloween | History - YouTube

History of the Holidays: Halloween | History – YouTube  (3:29) https://youtu.be/Xt8KqQOyk7kHistory of the Holidays: Halloween from History Channel (yr 8-9)

 

The History of Halloween - YouTube

The History of Halloween – YouTube (6:47)https://youtu.be/Y3B-rs8qLsMCostumes, candy, haunted houses, and ghost stories…everything we think of when it comes to Halloween, but it wasn’t always this way (yr 8-9)

 

 

Why Halloween's Really British - Anglophenia Ep 41 - YouTube

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

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)

 

 

Celebrity Ghost Stories - Kyle Massey - Evil Spirit - YouTube

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

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

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

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

 

Speaking

Zombie Apocalypse - ESL Kids Games : ESL Kids Games

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)

Writing

ESL Halloween Lesson Plan - Scary video and sounds - Teacher Training Blog

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 prompts

writing promptshttp://writingprompts.tumblr.com/Write a story to the picture. Who? What? Where? When? How? What then?

 

Control Alt Achieve: Create Halloween Rebus Stories with Emojis and Google Docs

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 .

Quizzes

Homophones on Halloween «

Homophones on Halloween «http://mrnussbaum.com/homophones-on-halloween/In this neighborhood, you’ll only earn your Halloween candy if you know your homophones. Game. Collect candy when choosing the correct spelling (yr 7-9)

 

Halloween Worksheet Following Directions Printable - FamilyEducation

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 - TeacherVision

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)

 

 

Interactive

Halloween Hunthttps://padlet.com/erika_westberg/halloweenGo trick-or-treating! A collection of activities for 1:1 from Erica Westberg

Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!

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 | Onestopenglish

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)

 

More Materials

Halloween Web

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.com

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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