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Halloween is a big deal at my school (my principal loves it). I'm talking costumes, a parade, parties in our classrooms, a school wide story teller assembly and teachers who are so overwhelmed and tired at the end of the day that we can barely walk to our cars. I am trying to pump myself up for the whole thing. It's not working very well. I'm all about kids having fun. I also believe in the power of simplification to prevent kids and adults from getting so overwhelmed. Books always make me feel better. There are so many great books to read at this time of the year!
I read lots of leveled books to my students to introduce them to different series that they might like as they move through the reading levels throughout the year. Here are a few of my favorite easy chapter books to read to my class for Halloween.
At this time last year, I also did a post about my favorite picture books to use for reader's workshop lessons at this time of the year. You can read that old post here.
Happy almost Friday!