October 2012 - Minds in Bloom

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Here it is: Everything Halloween that Rachel has ever created, compiled, and put out there for you--her readers! Get Halloween freebies, stories, read alouds, and more in this post!

Everything Halloween (Freebies and Ideas)

Okay, here it is: Everything Halloween that I have created, compiled, and offered, all in one place!First off, if you are looking for some fun and quick activities, here are five Halloween Freebies from my TpT Store. As you can see, there is something for pretty much any 2-6 grade level. If you are looking for ideas from some terrific teachers, then you will want to download this

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teaching theme worksheets and activities

Ideas for Teaching Theme to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

How to Teach Theme to Students I used to think teaching theme was difficult. Other skills, like story elements, are generally pretty straight forward. Setting, character, and plot–easy peasy. There are tons of resources available, and the concepts are fairly concrete.    NOTE: As Amazon Associates, we earn from qualifying purchases. But then you get to theme. How do you teach something that is abstract,

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Do your students want creepy, scary Halloween books to read? This post contains a long list of picture and chapter books perfect to creep out your students this Halloween!

Halloween Books to Read-Aloud

Looking for some great Halloween books to share with your students? A few days ago, I asked my Facebook followers to share their favorite Halloween book to read out loud. Their responses are below, along with any comments they had to offer. You can learn more about each book by clicking on the title or the image to go to the Amazon listing. Please note

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