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Title: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: jiepeyman on October 05, 2015, 11:28:23 am
This is a generic Halloween lesson for Middle School kids. I modified it from a PPT from another user.

I also attached a bomb game that I also modified from another user.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: xenal on October 05, 2015, 01:42:28 pm
This is awesome! Great videos and gifs! Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: jiepeyman on October 05, 2015, 03:39:07 pm
Haha thanks!!

This is actually the version with looped music. If anyone wants it.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: lindsielu on October 06, 2015, 09:15:22 am
This is Great! I was looking for something no too childish and this looks perfect! Thanks
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: GotMyTowel on October 13, 2015, 07:59:13 pm
I've been thinking about doing a Halloween lesson but I wasn't sure where to start so thank you both so much!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: xenal on October 20, 2015, 09:16:27 am
Here's a new Halloween light show from this year, but it's not a Halloween-ish theme song like Thriller. I might show it if there's extra time.

https://youtu.be/ZddXbKpXKLs (https://youtu.be/ZddXbKpXKLs) (Downtown by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Aine Byrne on October 25, 2015, 09:11:44 pm
Awesome, thank you.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Tinsley on October 26, 2015, 01:18:50 pm
alexisprofe, thanks for the Halloween Hot Seat! I liked the idea so much that I spent two free periods coming up with some more slides. This version now has 100 slides. Hope it comes in handy!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: jjl059 on October 28, 2015, 03:26:31 pm
Thank you for this!! I used this with my kids with some edits.

If you want to scare them to tears here's a real short but terrifying video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fDzdDfviLI

Half of them couldn't even watch lol. Make sure the volumes up high - keeps the suspense.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: traveler on October 05, 2016, 08:32:55 am
Thanks for all the material guys!  I'll be using it.  I love the youtube video.  I will definitely be showing it at the beginning of class.  Here is a role play worksheet I made.  It's about picking a Halloween costume.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Sylvidee on October 05, 2016, 11:16:20 am
Part 1 of a Halloween lesson I put together, with some help from other ppts on here (especially the hidden picture one).

I start with "this is Halloween" clip from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Then Halloween Part 1 and finish with the Hidden Picture.

I've also uploaded some worksheets I found online that would work for varying levels.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Sylvidee on October 05, 2016, 01:19:11 pm
Halloween Part 2 (I'm stretching Halloween over 2 weeks to fit around a long weekend and mid-terms).
The ppt includes a few games/activities.

The idea is to have students in groups of 4.
-1st has them brainstorming as many Halloween-related words as they can.
-2nd has them finding and writing as many words using the letters h-a-l-l-o-w-e-e-n
-3rd is for a jigsaw activity where each students gets a slip of paper that has clues on it (10 in total). They need to put their clues together with the other students (ideally by speaking and not just showing the paper) to determine which monster it is. The worksheet is attached.
Further down you will see a few slides where the whole class gets 15-30 seconds to look and try and remember all the details from the picture, then I ask questions about it.

With the extra time use a worksheet or play a simpsons halloween special.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: traveler on October 05, 2016, 03:50:12 pm
I forgot about this worksheet I had made a while ago.  So I am posting it here.  I really like the hidden pictures and the scrambled pumpkins activity.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: traveler on October 13, 2016, 10:55:35 am
I have to teach a writing class, so I figure I will take advantage of the Halloween week coming up and teach a Halloween writing class.  I've attached some activities.  Included are an unscramble the sentence activity and a fill in a blank activity to somebody's letter about Halloween to their Grandma.  Lastly they have to write their own letter about Halloween to whoever they want.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Alex Hoy on October 20, 2016, 01:20:18 pm
Hi there,
I posted this ptt on the another thread called scary movies, but in case you missed it...here it is again:
 
I can't remember on which website I found the orignal lesson plan but since I couldn't download the ptt I made my own. It's based on the short horror film called Suckablood (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw4gwwS-nFI). Basically the kids watch the film, fill in the gap fill and answer questions from the ptt all the while getting scared silly  :wink:

Stop the video after the first 28 seconds on the title page and discuss the questions from the ppt.
Stop the video at 1:33 after the mother has said the curse and fill in the gap fill and then discuss the predictions.
Stop the video at 2:16 after Tilly has climbed to her room "at the top of the house".
Stop the video at 3:02 just when the Suckablood's fingers appear from under the bed.
Stop the video at 4:35 when Tilly's "tiny hear froze."
Watch to the end and discuss.
Watch once more this time without pausing it.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: MrBannystar on October 24, 2016, 11:39:27 am
Thanks for the game! But a minor nitpick is that Frankenstein was the creator, not the monster  :P
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: traveler on October 25, 2016, 09:29:22 am
I mixed and matched two worksheets I did before,  made some edits, and made it into a much better activity for my students.  They have to complete a letter using the wordbank and interview their partner asking about what their halloween costume will be and why and what they will do for Halloween and why.  Hope it is helpful!  Happy Halloween!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: amandaintheworld on October 25, 2016, 10:04:27 am
I used some templates and pictures around the site to make this (thanks to original posters for your ideas).

It's a dart game...students are in teams of 4-6 and one student at a time from each team answers the question.  I have them raise their hands, and pick them in order of who is  screaming "PICK ME TEACHER ME ME ME" the least. 

When they make a sentence they can throw a dart to get points.  In my case, I don't have a dart board at all my schools so I draw targets on the board (add crazy side targets with large point values for excitement) and have the students throw a ball.  I moniter the throwing and confirm the point value. 

They have had a lot of fun so far!  Hope it helps someone.  Takes about 20 minutes to play.  Add more slides to make it longer.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: donovan on October 26, 2016, 01:36:42 pm
A Korean Horror Story, THE GHOST OF BONGCHEON-DONG, translated into English:
http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=91558.0
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: andy80 on October 31, 2016, 09:28:07 am
I think you all had some wonderful ideas.  I changed around one of the PPT's and added some of the History of Halloween to it.  I had to shorten it because my school requires I finish everything in a textbook, and I couldn't devote a whole class period. 
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: nskagg1 on September 11, 2017, 01:49:42 pm
Great, thank you.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: allielfin on September 11, 2017, 02:12:47 pm
This is what I'm looking for. Thanks:)
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: IRENE84 on September 22, 2017, 08:44:22 am
awesome!! thanks a lot!!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: whiteaii on October 16, 2017, 01:08:57 pm
 ;D Excellent. Thank you~
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: andy80 on October 31, 2017, 11:56:40 am
I took the original Hot Seat and tried to insert some costume pictures into so kids can see there are a wide variety of costumes out there they can wear. My Power Point is acting funny so I hope it turned out well.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: kmg1006 on November 22, 2017, 06:58:33 pm
This is great!!!!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: bagette on November 29, 2017, 07:50:51 am
this is very good!
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: Mina Kim on January 14, 2018, 12:41:28 pm
Thanks for the game. My students liked it very much.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: sehyun54 on February 08, 2018, 10:25:52 am
 ;D  GOOD~
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: sonofthedude777 on October 22, 2020, 06:13:46 am
Bumping this up. Good Halloween thread.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: hyoonoopy on October 23, 2020, 10:50:54 am
good!!!! Thanks for the perfect materials.
Title: Re: Halloween Lesson for Middle School
Post by: sukmyong on December 11, 2020, 12:58:00 pm
Good!