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Lesson Plan

Teacher: School: Date: 23rd October 2013 Grade: 8th Lesson: Halloween Type of lesson: ntrod!ct"on of new #nowled$e and %ocab!lary &"'s: To learn abo!t the h"story of Halloween To learn and e(tend %ocab!lary related to Halloween To pract"se the new %ocab!lary )ater"als: hando!ts* board* chal# Steps of the lesson: &ct"%"ty 1 + war'+!p ,-'"n. T wr"tes the follow"n$ words on the board and the Ss $!ess what the lesson "s abo!t:

pumpkin, ghost, witch, October, holiday, costume Ss ta#e the tr!e/false 0!"12 T $oes o%er the answers to$ether w"th the Ss2

&ct"%"ty 2 3 read"n$ ,1- '"n. Ss are $"%en a te(t abo!t Halloween2 &fter read"n$* T !ses the co'prehens"on 0!est"ons to assess st!dents4 !nderstand"n$2

12 5hen d"d Halloween or"$"nate6 22 5hen "s "t celebrated6 32 5hat are the two th"n$s ch"ldren lo%e do"n$ on Halloween6 72 How do ch"ldren #now wh"ch ho!ses to $o to tr"c# or treat6 -2 Does e%eryone choose a scary cost!'e6 82 9es"des ch"ldren* who else en:oys celebrat"n$ Halloween6 &ct"%"ty 3 3 %ocab!lary ,- '"n. T wr"tes so'e words on the board and the Ss '!st f"nd the"r synony's "n the read"n$ te(t2 They wr"te the' on the board to chec# the"r answers2 festivity, hell, to walk (without a destination), to empty, frightening, threatening, clothes, dark

&ct"%"ty 73 %ocab!lary "n wr"t"n$ ,10 '"n. Ss are $"%en a poe' ;L"ttle )onsters< and a set of words that they ha%e to f"ll "n the poe'2 f Ss don=t #now the 'ean"n$ of a word* they 'ay see the correspond"n$ def"n"t"on wr"tten ne(t to the words2 Ss read the poe' o!t lo!d to chec# the"r answers

&ct"%"ty - 3 ho'ewor# ,- '"n. Ss '!st choose one of the three story starters below and wr"te a short Halloween story conta"n"n$ as '!ch new %ocab!lary as poss"ble2 1. It was a dark and stormy night when.... 2. ou won!t believe this story, but it is true... ". #y friends and I like to go trick$or$treating because... f there "s t"'e left* Ss w"ll do a clo1e e(erc"se2

&ct"%"ty 1

>!"1: How )!ch Do ?o! @now &bo!t Halloween6


nd"cate whether the follow"n$ state'ents are tr!e or false by wr"t"n$ the word "n the blan# preced"n$ each state'ent2 1. AAAAAAAAA 5hen ch"ldren r"n$ a doorbell* they say BTr"c# or Treat2B 2. AAAAAAAAA Oran$e and 9lac# are cons"dered Halloween colors2 3. AAAAAAAAA On Halloween* 'ost people car%e a p"neapple to p!t on the"r front doorstep2 7. AAAAAAAAA Halloween "s celebrated on Co%e'ber 1st2 -. AAAAAAAAA Halloween cost!'es '!st be ho'e'ade2 8. AAAAAAAAA )ost people $"%e o!t %e$etables on Halloween2 D. AAAAAAAAA )ost schools are closed on Halloween2 8. AAAAAAAAA & Eac# O4Lantern "s 'ade fro' a p!'p#"n2 F. AAAAAAAAA The word Halloween co'es fro' &ll Hallow4s G%e2 10. AAAAAAAAA Halloween "s a rel"$"o!s hol"day2

>!"1: How )!ch Do ?o! @now &bo!t Halloween6


nd"cate whether the follow"n$ state'ents are tr!e or false by wr"t"n$ the word "n the blan# preced"n$ each state'ent2 1. AAAAAAAAA 5hen ch"ldren r"n$ a doorbell* they say BTr"c# or Treat2B 2. AAAAAAAAA Oran$e and 9lac# are cons"dered Halloween colors2 3. AAAAAAAAA On Halloween* 'ost people car%e a p"neapple to p!t on the"r front doorstep2 7. AAAAAAAAA Halloween "s celebrated on Co%e'ber 1st2 -. AAAAAAAAA Halloween cost!'es '!st be ho'e'ade2 8. AAAAAAAAA )ost people $"%e o!t %e$etables on Halloween2 D. AAAAAAAAA )ost schools are closed on Halloween2 8. AAAAAAAAA & Eac# O4Lantern "s 'ade fro' a p!'p#"n2 F. AAAAAAAAA The word Halloween co'es fro' &ll Hallow4s G%e2 10. AAAAAAAAA Halloween "s a rel"$"o!s hol"day2

Activity 2

Halloween
Halloween began over 2000 years ago in Ireland, France, and England as a celebration for the Celts to mark the beginning of winter. It was on ctober !"st that the #ord of the $ead wo%ld allow the dead to ret%rn to earth from the netherworld. &he h%mans dressed in skins of animals to 'rotect themselves from these other worldly creat%res. &wo tho%sand years later, Halloween is a favorite holiday among American children. &his sho%ld come as no s%r'rise since it is a holiday that combines two things that children love( dressing %' and eating candy) n Halloween, yo% will hear *&rick+or+treat* everywhere. Children dress in cost%me and head down the streets as soon as it gets dark. ,mall+brained goblins and shar'+witted ghosts wonder aro%nd the streets and demand candy from the neighbors. -ot everyone chooses a scary cost%me. yo% might see a silver+eyed 'rincess, ,%'erman, a movie star or a hi''ie. In gro%'s, these creat%res of the night make their way searching for miniat%re chocolate bars and other sweets. How do they know which ho%ses to go to/ Another rit%al of Halloween is to b%y a '%m'kin, hollow it o%t, and carve a scary face on the front. 0ith a candle in the center, these '%m'kins are transformed into 1ack 2#anterns that are 'laced on front 'orches or in windows. Children know to look for these lights beca%se they know that they will find a willing host to give them candy. ,ome families decorate their ho%ses for Halloween. &hey 'lay scary m%sic, hang s'ider webs, and s%s'end bony+white skeletons from their windows. 3%t with their dancing flame, the 1ack 2#anterns 'rove to be the most frightening and menacing of all. 4%m'kin carving is tr%ly an art. ,ome 'eo'le will create entire families of '%m'kins to greet the gy'sies, witches, and vam'ires who come on Halloween night. &he tradition began with the English and ,cottish immigrants who came to America and bro%ght their tradition of carving o%t beets, 'otatoes and t%rni's %se as lanterns. 0hile some 'eo'le today 'refer to 'aint '%m'kins, 'erha's as a safety 'reca%tion with yo%nger children, carved '%m'kins yield many other benefits. For e5am'le, the fr%it of the '%m'kin can be %sed to make 4%m'kin 4ie, and the seeds can be dried and toasted as a snack. Halloween is a holiday that is en6oyed by 'eo'le of all ages. 7any ad%lts go to cost%me 'arties and balls and rent elaborate o%tfits. 0hile the history is not often disc%ssed, 'eo'le are generally aware that this 'agan holiday signals the beginning of the long, cold winter. 3%t it is easy for children to forget the %'coming months of cold and gloomy weather when they ret%rn home with a bag f%ll of every 'ossible *treat.*

Activity 8

Little Monsters
Choose yo%r 9999999999999999999999 and carve it right, For tonight is the night of fright. A most dangero%s eve is 9999999999999999999999 , $isg%ise yo%rself from dangers %nseen. 3eware) &he witches and 9999999999999999999999 're'are their brews, $eadly mi5t%res and magic stews. &hose witho%t 9999999999999999999999 sho%ld r%n and hide, r, better yet, stay inside, For the darkest night is the night of fools, ,o%ls %n're'ared for bone+eating 9999999999999999999999, :hosts and 9999999999999999999999 who seek to annoy r, 'erha's, even destroy. #isten) Hear the so%nds of la%ghter and little feet, As they threaten yo% with *9999999999999999999999.* :ive them candy, they will go away. #ock yo%r doors and 'ray &hat the 9999999999999999999999 candle stays lit, And the devilish children ;%it. E. 7artin

Halloween Vocabulary
Halloween to carve '%m'kin 1ack+o+ lantern -. a holiday celebrated on ctober !" in which 'eo'le dress in scary cost%mes <. to c%t with a large knife -. a large, orange vegetable associated with Halloween -. Americans traditionally c%t o%t scary faces in '%m'kins and '%t a candle inside. &hese '%m'kins with faces are called *1ack+o+lanterns.* 1ack+o+ lanterns are made to scare away evil s'irits on Halloween. -. scary clothing or disg%ises worn on Halloween n Halloween, children go from ho%se to ho%se and say *trick or treat.* &his 'hrase means give me candy or I will 'lay a trick on yo%. Families %s%ally give the children candy. If the children don2t get candy, they sometimes 'lay mean tricks like breaking the ho%se2s 1ack+o+lantern or '%tting soa' on its windows. -. a 'arty where everyone dresses in scary cost%mes

cost%me *trick or treat*

a cost%me 'arty

&his is a traditional Halloween game. =o% '%t a''les in a barrel of water bobbing for and 'eo'le try to take the floating a''les o%t of the water %sing only their a''les mo%ths. a skeleton -. a body of nothing b%t bones a ghost -. the s'irit of a dead 'erson which a''ears again a gho%l -. an evil s'irit which takes bodies from graves and eats them a goblin -. an %nkind s'irit which 'lays tricks on 'eo'le a witch -. a woman with magic 'owers >%s%ally evil? a warlock -. a man with magic 'owers >%s%ally evil?

A Cloze Exercise for Halloween

&'er"can H bad H cost!'e H don4t H eyes H $"%e H hol"days H ho!se H H "s H #noc# H learned H l"#e H 'a#"n$ H October H or H o!t H p!'p#"ns H so H the H too H %ery

Halloween is one of the most famous __________in the U.S., and it is on ___________31. People carve ____________ and make funny faces on them. These are called !ack"#"$anterns. #n #cto%er 31, children wear a special __________such as a witch, &host, ____________clown. They &o to many houses and they ____________on the door sayin&, Trick or Treat' (t means that if people _____________&ive them a treat, they will play some kind of trick on the household. So, usually people _____________candy to them. ( carved my first Halloween pumpkin at my )riendship )amily*s ______________. )irst, ( cut open the top of _______________pumpkin and pulled the seeds ___________. (t was not &ood for me %ecause it was sticky and smelled __________. ( had never carved a pumpkin, ____________it was interestin& for me. +e,t, __________carved the _____________and the mouth. ( wanted to make a face __________a pirate. -hen ( finished ____________the face, ( put a candle inside. (t was ___________%eautiful, so ( was happy. ( had a &ood e,perience %ecause ( _____________one new idea a%out ____________culture %y takin& part in it. ( think Halloween _______________an interestin& .merican holiday which involves all family mem%ers and nei&h%ours __________'