Spooky October Fun in Middle School!

I love to have some spooky fun with my middle school students and so I'm excited to join Pawsitively Teaching and Inspired Owl's Corner for this month's Pick 3!

Here's a fun little activity to get your kids up, moving and thinking!!  You could easily have students defend their reasoning for a little practice with the concept of evidence.  

I confess.  I have loved reading "The Raven" or a Poe short story at this time of year.  However, I realize it would be good to branch out and attempt to compare some other spooky short stories with Poe.  Of course, that's also a perfect set up for a great argumentative essay with evidence!


Last, but not least, this is the perfect time of year to bury those "dead words".  I like this example because not only do we let a certain word rest in peace, we can see a nice list of other words to use instead!  I know some of these will appear on my wall soon!

Before you go off to check out some other great pins, you might be interested in this:

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  1. I pinned that site with the stories for Middle School! What a great resource! Thanks for sharing that one!


  2. I love the Would You Rather idea! I love the scary stories pin! I miss teaching the older kids this time of year, because I have so many fun "scary" Halloween writing and reading ideas, but the little ones have scary dreams! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and linking up with us! :)


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