A happy halloween Story



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A HappY

Halloween

Story


CHALLENGING WORDS





candlelight

everything

flickering

Halloween

nervous

pumpkin


sneezed

stirred


toward

watched




SUMMARY





It’s Petey Pumpkins first Halloween night with his first candle flickering bright. He is nervous because he isn’t sure he will do everything right. Petey does have some problems but in the end everything turns out just fine with the help of the good fairy pumpkin.

--- Conversation Questions---


(1)

Retell the story.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

What is your favorite part?




(2)

Imagine you were Petey, how would you feel if it were your first Halloween night as a Jack-O-Lantern?

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Do you usually carve a pumpkin on Halloween?




(3)

Estimate how far the good fairy was from Petey when she heard his cry.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Think of another story that has a good fairy in it?




(4)

Remember a time when things did not go quite right for you.

(Answer)

Any logical answer.

(Follow Up)

Do you ever get nervous about anything?




(5)

Define “nervous”.

(Answer)

Excitable, jumpy, worried.


(Follow Up)

Use the word “nervous” in a sentence.




(6)

Name who rescued Petey.

(Answer)

The good fairy pumpkin.

(Follow Up)

Has anyone ever had to rescue you?




(7)

Find what words Petey cried out on page 5.

(Answer)

“I sneezed out my candlelight. Now no one will see me – I’m all dark inside.”

(Follow Up)

Have you used candlelight for anything?




(8)

Name what made Petey sneeze.

(Answer)

Dust.

(Follow Up)

Have you ever stirred up dust?




(9)

Hunt for the page with the good fairy.


(Answer)

Page 7.

(Follow Up)

Count the pink stars on pages 7 and 8.




(10)

Look for the 3 things the good fairy did for Petey.

(Answer)

Swept the dust, lit his candle and sang him a song.

(Follow Up)

Do you like to be sung to?



Activities




1.

Write your own happy Halloween story.




2.

Make a list of Halloween items.




3.

Write the title and draw a Jack-O-Lantern.





4.

Draw a Halloween picture and label all parts.





Introductions








1.

Show children a pumpkin and a black cat and ask what it reminds them of. Tell them we are going to read about a happy Halloween.







2.

Have a candle to show children and ask them what you can use a candle for. Say, we’re going to read about one way to use a candle.







3.

Show children the word Halloween and a carving knife. Ask what they have to do with one another. Tell them we’re going to read about a carved Halloween pumpkin.







Book Title: A Happy Halloween Story


Author: American Greetings ?

Illustrator: n/a


ISBN: n/a

# of Text Pages: 8 AR: N/A LEX: N/A

Building Oral Vocabulary

3

began

6

turned

9

sped

Prediction Questions

1

Do you think he will do everything right?

3

What do you think happened when he sneezed?

7

What will the good fairy pumpkin do?



This resource is provided by THE LEARNING CORPS—Barren County Board of Education, an AmeriCorps project funded in part by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service.







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