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History of Halloween – Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 5 - 6

A comprehension task paired with an article about the history of Halloween.

Need Halloween Reading Comprehension Activities?

Halloween is all about having fun, but did you know that Halloween wasn’t always about candy and costumes? Our informative reading comprehension passage will provide your students with the history of Halloween and its roots in Ireland. This worksheet can be used during a learning center, as homework, or as an early finisher activity.

Help your students learn more about the history of Halloween with this Halloween Comprehension Passage and comprehension questions. With pictures, text highlighting, and text explanation, you can add a bit of spooky to your reading lessons!

Your students will love learning a little history about Halloween with this comprehension task!

This resource includes:

  • 1 fact sheet
  • 2 comprehension question page worksheets
  • 1 answer sheet

Easily Prepare This Halloween Reading Worksheet

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.  

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity! Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can circle the words with a dry-erase marker, then erase and reuse. 

Before You Download

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color, black and white, or Google Slide versions. An answer key is also included with this download.


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