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Halloween Reading & Writing (Grades 2-6)

Printable Halloween-themed reading, writing, grammar, and spelling worksheets for your students. Files include reading comprehension passages, writing prompts, poems, and graphic organizers.

For Phonics & Early Literacy worksheets (grades PreK, K, 1), please see our Halloween Early Literacy page.

Halloween Reading Worksheets

Graphic Organizers

Students write about the things they hear, smell, taste, touch, and see on Halloween night.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Reading Comprehension
Fiction

Ian goes to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween. He can't decide, so his dog picks for him.
(Approx. Grade Level: 1-2)
1st Grade
Where is Kitty? Anna searches for Kitty and finds her tangled up in a ball of yarn. Seeing Kitty like that gives Anna a great idea for a Halloween costume!
2nd and 3rd Grades
Olivia needs a great idea for her school's pumpkin decorating contest. Will a mysterious owl in her yard be the good luck she needs for her project?
3rd and 4th Grades
The narrator of this story sees a bat and follows it. It goes into a shed to join its family, which is hanging from the ceiling.
2nd and 3rd Grades
Lia and Andy are almost ready for trick-or-treating! But to make their Halloween night just right, they will have to make a few swaps first.
1st Grade
Laila is excited to wear her new princess costume in the school Halloween parade, but when her teacher announces that all costumes must be handmade, Laila isn't sure if she can make something worthy of the parade.
(Approx. Grade Level: 2-4)
Jackie and Mason want to create original looking pumpkins for the pumpkin painting contest, but they can't come up with any good ideas. That is until a little spilled paint sparks a fresh idea that might be good enough to win the contest.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-3)
Ben visits his uncle's farm to go for a hayride and pick pumpkins, but when Uncle Darrell can't keep the crows away from his corn field, Ben figures out how to make a scary scarecrow.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
3rd Grade
Read about Tim's adventure finding a pumpkin and carving it into a jack-o-lantern.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-3)
2nd and 3rd Grades

Reading Comprehension
Poems

A cute poem about finding a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch.  Read the poem and answer the comprehension questions.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
2nd through 4th Grades
A cheerful poem about the fun things you can do with autumn leaves.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-4)
3rd Grade

Reading Comprehension
Non-Fiction

An article about the history of the Jack o' Lantern.  Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
3rd through 5th Grades
An article about the history of trick-or-treat.  Includes questions.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
3rd through 5th Grades
There are nearly a thousand different species of bat in the world today. Most eat insects or fruit, but there is one type- the vampire bat- that drinks blood.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
3rd through 5th Grades

Halloween Writing
Worksheets

This printable has sixteen Halloween-themed writing ideas on a single page.
3rd through 8th Grades
Uh-oh!  These two friends cannot agree on the best pumpkin carving design.  Use your conflict-resolution skills to help.
2nd through 5th Grades
Write a story about the picture of a scared boy.
2nd through 5th Grades
A frightening werewolf is scaring everyone in the city.  Create a Halloween story to explain the graphic.
2nd through 5th Grades
Write a story about a bat who couldn't fly.
Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Write a story about a dog with a funny pumpkin head.
2nd through 5th Grades
This picture shows two kids with a baby buggy snooping around a huge, dilapidated, spooky Victorian house.
2nd through 5th Grades

Proofreading

Read each sentence carefully and look for errors. Correct the mistakes in spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
2nd Grade
How many mistakes can you find in this "pumpkin patch" paragraph?  Use editing and proofreading marks.
2nd through 4th Grades
This funny paragraph includes many mistakes with quotation marks, spelling, apostrophes, and capitalization.
2nd through 4th Grades
See also:
More Halloween Worksheets

STW has Halloween math worksheets, Halloween spelling, and Halloween coloring pages. There are crafts and puzzles too!

Halloween Early Literacy & Phonics

This page has resources for young readers in PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grades. Includes phonics worksheets, build-a-word activities, and word card sorting games.

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Halloween Reading Worksheets - Poems

Halloween Reading Comprehension Worksheets

Halloween Worksheets - Writing Prompts

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