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A history reading lesson.
 

HALLOWEEN

 

A reading comprehension lesson on Halloween. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

  • Students will be able to explain the history of Halloween.
  • Students will be able to describe past and modern ways of celebrating Halloween.
  • Students will be able to describe the origin of some Halloween symbols and customs.

Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.  Discuss the answers to the questions with the students.

 

 

Excerpt from passage

Each year on October 31, we celebrate Halloween in the United States. Both children and adults all over the world celebrate Halloween, but on different days. Dressing in a costume is a well-known Halloween custom. Children go from door to door asking for treats, which we call trick or treating. Nowadays, we do these things mostly for fun, but Halloween has a long and more serious history. The modern holiday is based on celebrations held thousands of years ago to honor the dead. One of these is the Celtic ritual known as Samhain.

The Celts, who lived about 2000 years ago in the part of Europe that is now England, Ireland and northern France, celebrated the beginning of the New Year on November 1st.

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Halloween Lesson and Worksheet

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 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

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