Teach about Halloween in American culture using this Teacher Resource.


H. Holiday Happenings = Halloween
Special-Occasion Language Material, It's Scary! (Digital Version)

How-to Teaching Resource

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Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin 

Suitable for: 6-8, Students, Instructors and Tutors.  Secondary Students, Young Adults, Adults, independent learners, and Home School students. For English improvement, ESL, EFL, Literacy, WIOA, Career and College, and Corrections Institutions. New Readers; Beginning through Intermediate Language Learners 

What It Is:  A 108-page comprehensive source of "Everything to Know (Now) about Teaching & Learning Language Skills with Special-Occasion Materials" 

Why You Need It: Midway through Fall of every academic year, both teachers and learners feel "ready for a break," especially as the real holiday season approaches. On the other hand, there's always so much material to cover--and so much to do to achieve language-learning goals--that responsible educators and students feel reluctant to "waste time just having fun."

It's the generic concepts in this annoyingly long special-occasion How-to Teaching Resource that can fix the dilemma. With real information based on examples of an early but unofficial "holiday," Halloween & Related Occasions, it will help instructors to:    

  • establish a precedent of seamlessly inserting "fun" material into proven learner-centered formats that support skills-based language education
  • present Anglo-based history, customs, & literature with supplied reading material, motivating further research   

 What It Does: 

teaches teachers & independent learners to: 
  • present or learn subject matter through multi-level "Reading Kits with Exercises," following up with Information-Quizzes, Short-Essay Answers, the oral skills "Expert Game," and/or even the "Game of Knowledge" 
  • build vocabulary through traditional strategies like Vocabulary-from-Context (Charts) and Fill-Ins but also 6 kinds of challenging Word Puzzles and 6 kinds of Picture Games (including One-Two-Three, Tic-Tac-Toe, Bingo/Lotto, and competitive Card Play 
  • advance listening/speaking skills  through oral story telling; with Sentence Strips & Information-Gap activities; Sequenced Action Series; and other speech + discussion 
supplies classroom-ready reproducibles:  non-fiction articles, exercises, quizzes, Answer Keys, game boards, stories, visuals                                                                              
gives instructions for use of two pre-prepared 52-Card Decks: [1] Halloween Symbols & Culture and [2] Vocabulary Building, either or both available with the book or separately                                                                                        
offers more than you'll probably ever use for the occasion of Halloween, but demonstrates how many different effective ways there are to present, practice, and assess mastery of any kind of subject matter                                  
represents the fully developed, frighteningly long, super-sized version of a resource that grew from an earlier book with 1/4 the material. 


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