A Dark and Spooky Night

It was a dark and awesome night? A dark and smelly night? Let elementary grammarians test out their parts of speech with an entertaining fill-in-the-black reading activity. Using context clues and grammar prompts, they add words to a story before reading it through.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members come up with their own similiar activities, using the resource as a model
  • Project the list of parts of speech on the board and have learners jot down their words; share the story as a whole class and decide whose is the funniest
Classroom Considerations

  • Helpful if learners are familiar with the Mad Libs® format
Pros

  • Fun for advanced and struggling readers alike
  • Comes with a guide for both teachers and students
Cons

  • None