On a Trick or Treating Night is a cute Halloween emergent reader that I wrote YEARS ago with one of my classes. I loved it when we wrote it, and knew it was perfect years later, to be used as an emergent reader.
On a Trick or Treating Night is a short, 6 page book to use with your Halloween theme. Nothing scary, just fun! The book is created in a half page format with expanded text for easier reading. (2 pgs per sheet) All text follows the sentence structure as in the sample pages and is located at the bottom of the page. The pages are not numbered so that you may arrange them as you choose. Sight words used are: on, a, or, give, cry, sit, night, here. New vocabulary is supported with picture cues. Just print, cut apart, staple and you’re ready to go!
On a Trick or Treating Night also comes in a color version and has additional Pocketchart Picture Cards. Both must be purchased separately. The Pocketchart Pictures contain all the pictures from the book already formatted in the size to fit in your pocketchart. Just copy the pictures onto cardstock, color, laminate, and cut apart and you’re ready to go. The pocketchart pictures are definite timesavers! (5 pictures)
- On a Trick or Treating Night Emergent Reader Color Version
- On a Trick or Treating Night Pocketchart Pictures
More Halloween Ideas
I love doing Monsters at Halloween, too. The cute kind. Not the scary ones. Monsters are a great subject if you walk the line between doing Halloween and not doing Halloween, because they can go either way. And one of my favorite monster books is Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley. It’s such a fun book and lends itself to such creative things.
Here’s a link to an exceptional blackline monster pattern from the book that’s been around for years. It also comes in a color version as well.
Here’s an idea to use with the blackline pattern:
Use the Go Away Big Green Monster blackline pattern to complete this glyph with your students.
Go Away Big Green Monster Glyph
If you’re a boy, color the face green.
If you’re a girl, color the face purple.
Color the eyes to match your eye color.
If you like to brush your teeth, color the teeth white.
If you don’t like to brush your teeth, color the teeth yellow.
If you like spicy food, color the mouth red.
If you don’t like spicy food, color the mouth pink.
If you think monsters are smelly, color the nose blue.
If you think monsters smell like roses, color the nose orange.
If you’d like a monster for a pet, color the ears blue.
If you wouldn’t like a monster for a pet, color the ears yellow.
Color one sprig of hair to represent each year of your age. Ex. 7 yrs = 7 sprigs
After students have finished coloring the monster pieces according to the glyph, have them cut out and assemble them onto construction paper. They will be so cute on a bulletin board or as a hallway display. You can also take the lesson even further after you have them displayed by using the legend to ask the student questions: How many boys? How many girls? How many has blue eyes? etc.
If you like this glyph, I have some similar ones for purchase here (but not cut and paste): K-2 Fall Glyphs
There are 3 glyphs: apple, pumpkin and monster. Simply draw or color. They come with teacher questions and tally/data pages.
My website, The Virtual Vine, is OLD and hasn’t been updated in YEARS, but you might find something there as well you could use. I keep thinking one day I’ll get to it. 🙂
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