Halloween is just around the corner and I can’t wait! It’s one of my favorite holidays. In the middle years, holidays look a little different than in the younger grades. We still like to address the specialness of the holidays, but without the childishness.
Are you looking for a different way to incorporate Halloween into your class this year? I may have just the freebie for you! Use these 12 Point of View Cards for a fun improv activity with your students in grades 5-7.
Students take on the role of a character in the short scenario on the card. They must speak from the point of view of this character. For example, on one card is the role of a witch with a fear of heights who has to talk her brood into another mode of transportation (other than “broom”) on Halloween night – fun, silly little scenes!
I’ve included some extension ideas as well, but really it’s to get students understanding that they can choose unique points of view to write from, for a more unusual and creative piece of writing. It’s also for students (and teachers) to have a little fun in Language Arts class, as Halloween approaches!