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The History of Halloween

Informational (nonfiction) 1,422 words, Level X (Grade 5), Lexile 1070L
Multilevel Book also available in levels R and U.
What do you think of when you see monsters, goblins, and ghosts? Halloween, of course! But do you know where common Halloween traditions come from? In The History of Halloween, students will learn about the origins of Halloween, tracing the timeline of traditions from two thousand years ago to today. Engaging photographs and an interesting topic will capture students' interest. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify main idea and details as well as to connect to prior knowledge to better understand the text. The book and lesson are also available for levels R and U.

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