Just reviewing some old Halloween resources, I found this book I created years ago. I added some more things and here is the product.
The same resource available at my other store.
I have two readers for this resource.
Present the book to the students, tell them that it is about Candy Corn Friends. Many students have not seen a candy corn. They don´t know what it is. Explain that it is a candy used in Halloween.
Read aloud the book for them. Read using different voices for each Candy Corn. Such as a stronger voice for Frank and a different one for the witch. After reading discuss the book. Ask them questions about the characters.
Teacher: What color is Frank ?
Students: He is green.
The other one can be just for reading or use it as a coloring book.
Here is how mine turned out.
For introducing the story use the puppets. Show them the characters of the book before reading. And you can use them after reading for the students to create their own story to present to the class. I made mine by gluing a craft stick but you can use a glove, felt anything to create wonderful puppets.
And crowns can work for retelling the story or for role play. Recounting the story is a skill to grow. Retelling using props helps the students comprehend the story. You can read and have the students come to the front one by one as you mention them with their crown.
Here is an interesting part, an interactive book. A little cutting, gluing and putting together their book. I made mine using a book ring.
And then students can play in small groups. The board game has the characters. I made them stand using a clip. This a simple board game that doesn't take a lot of time to play.
And there´s another version where the students have to say a word with each letter of Halloween. Teach the rule that when a player lands on an H, a word starting with letter h must be said in order to stay in that place, if not, the student has to stay where he/she was before.
Pocket charts are also a good way to play in small groups making the sentences. I only have this little red pocket chart. I thought that didn´t have a place in the English language Teaching, but I started doing things and they are quite useful. Besides making sentences, students can sort the Halloween Characters by color. You can use them to create the sequence of the story book. Place all the characters in alphabetical order.
And finally, make a coloring book to take home. By coloring in class, it helps to prepare students more structured lessons in the years to come. Coloring the Candy Corn characters will motivate the students to appreciate the difference between the characters. They can come with imaginative ways to color their Candy Corn friends.
There are more resources at my store.