The Spookiest Attic

What's that creepy noise? Listen closely and read even closer with a comprehension activity based on a short scary story. Fourth graders then answer a series of comprehension questions about theme, vocabulary, and elements of plot.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a seasonal reading comprehension quiz
  • Add to a homework packet
  • Have learners collaborate on the short answer questions
  • Use as a model for class members to write their own scary stories
Classroom Considerations

  • Packet is six pages long, with a three-page reading passage and three additional pages of reading questions
  • The passage has a Lexile® 850 reading level
Pros

  • Story is nice and scary — perfect for Halloween
  • Comes with an answer key
  • Includes another version of the activity (680L Lexile® level) for differentiated instruction
Cons

  • None
Common Core