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This 3rd and 4th Grade Halloween ELA Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 3rd and 4th 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.
 
Please check out the preview to get a clearer idea of all that you’re getting!
 

Halloween Activities Included:

Reading Literature: 4 passages
  • RL.3.1, RL.4.1- Ask and Answer Questions
  • RL.3.7, RL.4.7- Illustrations
  • RL.3.6, RL.4.6- Point of View
  • RL.3.5, RL.4.5- Drama/Play Structure
Reading Informational: 4 passages
  • RI.3.7, RI.4.7- Images in a Text
  • RI.3.6, RI.4.8- Author’s Point and Reasons
  • RI.3.2, RI.4.2- Main Idea and Key Details
  • RI.3.5, RI.4.7- Text Features
Writing: 2 partner & 2 prompts
  • W.3.2, W.4.2- Informative Writing
  • W.3.3, W.4.3- Narrative Writing
Speaking & Listening: 3 partner activities
  • SL.3.1, SL.4.1- Building a Conversation
  • SL.3.2, SL.4.2- Paraphrasing Visual Media
  • SL.3.1, SL.4.1- Building a Conversation
Language & RF: 3 independent activities, 1 small group activity, and 2 partner activities
  • L.3.4.d, L.4.4.c- Dictionary Skills
  • RF.3.3.d, RF.4.3.a- Irregularly Spelled Words
  • L.3.1.h, L.4.2.c- Conjunctions and Compound Sentences
  • L.3.2.a, L.4.2.a- Capitalization
This 3rd and 4th Grade Halloween ELA Activities unit is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. Each activity is standards-based. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
This 3rd and 4th Grade Halloween ELA Activities purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you would like to share with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses through the TeachersPayTeachers tool. Please contact me for a site license quote at jessica.L.tobin@gmail.com.

Standards covered in this particular unit:

RL

RL.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RL.3.7- Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting)
RL.3.6- Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
RL.3.5- Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.4.1- Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL.4.7- Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
RL.4.6- Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
RL.4.5- Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

RI

RI.3.7- Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
RL.3.6- Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
RI.3.2- Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
RI.3.5- Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
RI.4.7- Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
RI.4.8- Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
RI.4.2- Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.7- Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

W

W.3.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.3- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
W.4.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.4.3- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

SL

SL.3.1- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL.3.2- Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.4.1- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SL.4.2- Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

L&RF

L.3.4.d- Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
L.3.1.h- Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
L.3.2.a- Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
RF.3.3.d- Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
L.4.4.c- Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
L.4.3.a- Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*
L.4.2.c- Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
RF.4.3.a-Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

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