There is a new post on the English blog, “All about Fall“, that compiles various blog posts on the fall season, events and holidays. Many of the posts contain videos, vocabulary, and activities that can easily be part of a lesson for fall. The resources in these posts can save you time from searching the Internet on your own.
Please take advantage of them.
Halloween Lessons and Resources
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Halloween is next Saturday, and many ESL teachers will include some type of lesson or celebration about the holiday. Here are some links to some of the most popular sites that offer lessons on Halloween. This post just might save you a search or two!
If you are new to teaching ESL, or unfamiliar with Larry Ferlazzo, this might be the first place you want to look. It is filled with links and ideas, from lower level lessons to lessons on metaphors and figurative writing! http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2008/10/05/the-best-websites-for-learning-about-halloween/
This site includes a powerpoint lesson, crossword puzzle, and other writing practice. www.elcivics.com/halloween
TONS of info and activities! http://www.esolcourses.com/links/halloween-resources.html
Above and beyond the usual vocabulary lessons about Halloween, this blog site has some good suggestions for classroom activities. This information is free, but they also have a paid site with complete lessons. http://blog.esllibrary.com/2010/10/25/10-ideas-for-teaching-halloween-english/
Comprehensive reading and associated comprehension activities about Halloween. http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/10/halloween.html
This site includes games for a Halloween party, but you could adapt some of them for the classroom.
That should be enough information to get you started on a fantastic Halloween lesson. What are your favorite activities or websites for Halloween?