Have you ever wondered where jack-o’-lanterns come from? You and your students will find out together with The English Blog’s fun and festive Halloween Live Listening: Stingy Jack. This free 50 minute lesson plan contains everything you need to do a live listening about the origin of jack-o’-lanterns and then tell student ghost stories in your socially distanced or online classroom. Just click the download link below. Stay spooky! 🎃👻
Objective: Functional language: Oral storytelling
Length: 50 minutes
Main aim: Students will practice telling a story orally with sequence and time markers
Sub aim: Students will practice live listening skills
Assumptions: general familiarity with Halloween and jack-o-lanterns; ease with simple past tense
Materials: jack-o-lantern photo collage; Stingy Jack reading adapted from Laura Denby, Taste of Home. History Lesson: Why Do We Carve Pumpkins?
This lesson pairs great with the jack-o-lantern crafts in Halloween games and crafts for the socially distanced classroom.