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Has anyone else ever noticed that fun lesson plan ideas seem to come to a screeching halt when a child transitions from elementary to middle school? I think that is a big mistake! Kids learn when they are engaged . . . and they are engaged when they are having fun. These Halloween lesson plans for middle school students are fun yet educational.
I am a big fan of working with a child’s excitement rather than against it. Halloween is one of those times that many kids are just naturally excited. This excitement can make it hard to focus unless it is channeled correctly. Add in one or more of these Halloween lesson plans for middle school to increase focused learning while still having fun.
Halloween Lesson Plans for Middle School
Language Arts Halloween Lesson Plans
Listening to stories on Audible can be a great alternative. Some students have a hard time following the story line with old vocabulary. Listening to the story being read allows students to focus on the plot and not get hung up on new words.
Middle school kids seem to be always hungry. Tempt them to the table with delicious treats and wonderful poetry. If your family frequently holds tea with poetry, try allowing the kids to plan the event – choosing poems, baking treats, and decorating the table. Inviting friends to enjoy tea with poetry can be a lot of fun.
A Halloween writing prompt is a great way to inspire kids to write a fictional story. It can be a short journal entry assignment or a multi-day story that goes through the entire writing process.
Practice parts of speech through a few hilarious rounds of Haunted Mad Libs. Mad Libs can be used alone or as part of a Writer’s Workshop.
This free printable provides extra practice identifying run-on sentences, sentence fragments, and complete sentences with these Halloween sentences.
Math Halloween Lessons for Middle School
Practice coordinate grids with these free printable.
Students will find the slope of line segments to create a Halloween picture.
Challenge students to build the tallest tower using toothpicks and candy corn marshmallows.
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