Sunday, 4 August 2013

Introduce Halloween Books to Foster Writing Spooky Poems and Stories

Halloween will be creeping up soon. It affords us the opportunity to introduce a whole new vocabulary of words that are used in Halloween themed writing. Words that give the reader chills and thrills are also the words that will make their own written works more colorful and vivid. So here are a few books that are fun to read and not too scary. I particularly love the first one because it is an anthology of Halloween poems for children and it really models the use of literary devices in writing. And the cute monsters are a plus!
 
Trick or Treat Poems                            Trick or Treat: Smell My Feet

 
Halloween Night                                     Room on the Broom

 
The Best Halloween Ever                       The Witches by Roald Dhal

The Spider and the Fly

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