This 1st and 2nd Grade Halloween ELA Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 1st and 2nd graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the Halloween theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
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Halloween Activities Included:
Reading Literature: 4 passages plus 1 practice activity
Practice Activity: RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
RL.1.3/RL.2.3- Setting Focus
RL.1.2/RL.2.2- Moral of the Story
RL.1.3/Rl.2.3- Problem and Solution
RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
Reading Informational: 4 passages plus 1 practice activity
Practice Activity: RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Asking Questions
RL.1.1/RL.2.1- Ask and Answer
RL.1.4/RL.2.4- Unknown Words
RL.1.2/Rl.2.2- Main Topic
RL.1.7/Rl.2.7- Images in a Text
Writing: 2 partner practice activities and 2 prompts
W.1.1/W.2.1- Opinion Writing Practice
W.1.1/W.2.1- Opinion Writing
W.1.3/W.2.3- Informative Writing Practice
W.1.3/W.2.3- Informative Writing
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.4/SL.2.4- Story Telling
SL.1.5/SL.2.5- Adding Visuals and Drawings
Language & RF: 2 partner activities and 2 small group activities
L.1.1.j/L.2.1.f- Types of Sentences
L.1.5.c/L.2.5.a- Real-Life Connections
This Halloween set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
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This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
These activities were created to be used alongside the ELA curriculum! If you’re interested in checking that curriculum out, click here for 1st and click here for 2nd!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.6- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
RL.1.3- Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.2.6- Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
RL.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RL.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.2- Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.1.4- Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
RI.1.7- Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
RI.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.2- Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
RI.2.4- Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
RI.2.7- Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
W.1.1- Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
W.1.3- Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.2.1- Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
SL.1.4- Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
SL.1.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.1.5- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
SL.2.4- Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
SL.2.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.2.5- Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
L.1.1.j- Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
L.1.5.c- Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., note places at home that are cozy).
RF.1.3.a- Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
RF.1.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
L.2.1.f- Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
L.2.5.a- Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
RF.2.3.e- Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
RF.2.4- Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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