Halloween Leftovers

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Halloween isn't fun for everyone — but playing together is! Read about Esme and her space pirate friend with a short reading passage, accompanied by ten short answer questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a reading assessment or placement test
  • Have learners decide which character they relate to more, and why
  • Expand one of the short answers into a longer writing assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Uses terms that aren't friendly (e.g. dopey, weird)
  • Some phrases may be too idiomatic or nuanced for beginning readers or English learners to understand without support
Pros

  • Comprehension questions address a variety of skills
  • Promotes the use of context clues as a reading strategy
  • Includes an answer key
Cons

  • Story isn't particularly engaging or easy to follow
Common Core