I want to give my lesson plans a Halloween twist this week- even though it is not culturally authentic. Today, we started completed some monster writing. I was able to use this for multiple levels. I gave specific questions to answer. Here are the prompts:
- Describe your monster.
- Describe your monster’s likes and dislikes. What do they want for Halloween? What is a monster confession? Do they have a family?
- What did your monster do last night? (Preterite tense)
- If you are working on other past tenses, you could have students talk about the monster’s past life.
- You could also talk about what the monster is going to do on Halloween.
Once they complete this activity, I give each person a yellow sticky and a green sticky. They must vote on another group’s monster. They choose which one is the scariest and which answer is the best. This allows them to see everyone else’s monsters. I highlight some of their favorite responses. Happy Halloween Monday!