Reading Lesson-Halloween
Intermediate Level level


In this lesson, Ss read about Halloween through vocabulary exposure in the text. This task allows students to engage how Halloween is celebrated in different countries. a more controlled practice is followed after through a question and multiple choice answer, then another detailed question also.


Abc Multiple Choice- reading for detail
Abc A3 paper, colors, scissors, colors

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and scan reading practice using a text about halloween

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of words used describing Halloween festivities such as: witch, candy,monster,ghost, costumes
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of halloween


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Use video about Halloween to draw student's attention . - Ask Ss some questions if they ever celebrated Halloween. If yes, - what did they dress like? - what was their favorite costume ? - why do people wear costumes ? - What do people usually eat or give away during Halloween ? - Do we celebrate Halloween in the Egyptian culture ? - Where is mostly celebrated in Egypt ? and Why ?

Pre-reading (3-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Give out the Halloween article, let Ss read it quickly individually, then ask them for gist questions that would be written on the board: ex: Read the article and choose which title could fit the best : a) Halloween Basic's b) The Day of the Dead c) How and When Halloween was celebrated? - Ss check answers together, = and then the whole class feedback - Peer correction, if necessary

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through questions for details

- Ss will be divided in pairs, Ss are given instructions about the detailed reading activity - Ss will be asked to check answers together - T will elicit from the students about their last Halloween experience - Ss will go to the board and write the answers. - Peer correction if necessary

While-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- Set Ss in two large groups, ask them to underline all the vocabulary words mentioned at the beginning of the lesson. - T will drill the words, Ss repeat - T checks the meaning of words by asking student questions - T will ask Ss a couple of true or false questions for CCQ's on the board: 1. Halloween celebrated in all counties T/F 2. Most People don't have fun on Halloween T/F 3. Costumes are worn every day. T/F - Peer correction

Post-Reading/Listening/Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Pair Ss in larger groups, ask students to refer to the text using all the vocabulary words. - Hand out large A3 paper, colors, scissors and ask them to design a Halloween invitation card using at least 5 vocabulary words. - Each group will present to the other group. - Announce a prize for the group who will add new words.

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