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English Lesson Plan

Lesson

Halloween

Aim

A cultural lesson about the origins of Halloween holiday traditions and the
ways we celebrate it today. This lesson is mostly a lecture with a simple fun
activity at the end. JTEs, please help translate the lecture so that the
students can understand and enjoy learning about this unusual holiday.

Time
Materials

1 Lesson: Introduction to Halloween traditions.

Halloween handout

Sample Dialogue, costume, and bag of candy

Make your own Jack-o-lantern activity sheet

Lots of candy on Halloween Day

Stage

Activity

Warm-up

Ask students what they know about Halloween

Lecture:

Lecture from handout about Halloween

Halloween

Notes

Casual and simple.

Use simple costume

traditions

Hand

Demonstrate with drawings on the board

out

JTE helps translate difficult or strange ideas

Encourage students to help translate


vocabulary

Presentati

on:

ALT and JTE perform sample dialogue

Sam

Focus on teaching students how to use the

and bag of candy as

Halloween key word: Trick-or-Treat!

props.

ple
Dialo
gue
Activity:

Make
your

Explain traditional and modern variety in

designing faces for Jack-o-lanterns

own

Draw examples on
board.

Students draw their own designs on pumpkin


worksheets

Jackolante
rn
Follow-up

Acti
vity:

Teach students the use and rewards of saying


Trick-or-Treat! on Halloween Day

Tell students if they come to you and say the

Trick-

magic words on Halloween Day (October 31),

or-

you will give them candy

Treat
!

Be sure to have a bag of candy in your desk on


Halloween Day

Keep it fun by helping


students with prompts.

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