119 FREE October Worksheets for Your ESL Classes

FREE October Worksheets

October worksheetsHopefully the hustle of the back to school season has settled down by now, or maybe not - if your school starts in October! Anyway, the students should be still full of energy and enthusiasm, they are not bored with studies just yet, and are eagerly taking in the challenges and hard work of the beginning of the school year.
To help you keep your students in that active and welcoming state of mind, here is our collection of 119 October worksheets. Do not hesitate to furiously browse through them in search for amazing and challenging ideas for exciting fall classes (as much as fall can be exciting, that is!), last-minute outdoor activities (weather permitting, of course!) and 'heavy load' lessons (use that productivity students are still well capable of during this time of the year!).
Our 'calendar' worksheets will help you come up with great lesson plans and theme sessions for holidays, events and celebrations - if you can find time for those after all the serious 'stuff' you have on your list already. But if you do find an opportunity to add some cheer to your classroom, the occasions can include World Vegetarian Day, World Animal Day, World Teacher Day (already looking forward to that, aren't you? :)), or Wear Something Gaudy Day. And, of course, do not forget to commemorate Dictionary Day and First Oscar Night with your students.
All the materials are at your disposal absolutely free of charge (you just need to be registered with Busyteacher.org which is also free!).

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Song Worksheet: This Is Halloween

Song Worksheet: This Is Halloween

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This Halloween worksheet contains the "This is Halloween" song from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas movie with (mostly) Halloween related words omitted. The students are supposed to li ...
1 Views 3,876 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Halloween Songs (Quiz)

Song Worksheet: Halloween Songs (Quiz)

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This is a Halloween-themed song quiz for funny and useful holiday lesson. Students must guess the song while music is playing. Use song extracts with given lyrics. Print out each sheet on paper of ...
1 Views 2,871 ElemPre-IntInt
Creative Writing - The Wise Wizard

Creative Writing - The Wise Wizard

This creative writing exercise can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Halloween. Students are asked to create a story titled 'The Wise Wizard'. Make your story as imaginativ ...
2 Views 4,653 Elem
Creative Writing - A Spooky Night

Creative Writing - A Spooky Night

This creative writing exercise can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Halloween. Students are asked to create a story titled 'A Spooky Night'. Make your story as imaginative ...
3 Views 5,630 Elem
Creative Writing - My Pet Dragon

Creative Writing - My Pet Dragon

This creative writing exercise asks students to create a story titled 'My Pet Dragon' and can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Halloween. Make your story as imaginative as ...
4 Views 3,668 Elem
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Creative Writing - Trick or Treat

Creative Writing - Trick or Treat

This a story writing exercise and can be used as an extra resource when teaching students about Halloween. Students are asked to write a story titled Trick or treat. Encourage your students to be ...
2 Views 3,254 Elem
Creative Writing - My Favourite Halloween Costume

Creative Writing - My Favourite Halloween Costume

This is a creative writing exercise. Students are asked to write about the best Halloween costume they've ever been in and go through the entire process of creating it and the reactions of their f ...
2 Views 2,788 Elem
All Saints' Day - Research Activity

All Saints' Day - Research Activity

All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows, is celebrated on 1st November by the Catholic Church, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown. Students are asked to choose one of the four patro ...
3 Views 3,250 Elem
Dot-to-Dot - Witch

Dot-to-Dot - Witch

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This resource can be used to practice counting skills and also as a Halloween worksheet. Students must start at the number 1 and count in 1s to complete the picture. They can colour the picture on ...
8 Views 6,728 Elem
Dot-to-Dot - Clown

Dot-to-Dot - Clown

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This resource can be used to practice counting skills and also as a Halloween worksheet. Students must start at the number 1 and count in 1s to complete the picture. They can colour the picture on ...
4 Views 3,465 Elem
Theodore Roosevelt - Reading Comprehension

Theodore Roosevelt - Reading Comprehension

Today is Theodore Roosevelt's birthday! What award was Theodore Roosevelt the first American to win? What were the key events in Theodore's Presidency? This worksheet includes some interesting fac ...
12 Views 6,070 Elem
Halloween Memory

Halloween Memory

Print the worksheet and cut the squares. Divide the class into groups. Give each group a stack of cards. Shuffle the cards and arrange them all face down on a table. Students have to take turns, c ...
27 Views 20,450 ElemPre-Int
My Favourite Halloween Costume - Writing Exercise

My Favourite Halloween Costume - Writing Exercise

Halloween worksheet - This creative writing exercise asks students to write about the best Halloween costume they have ever been in and go through the entire process of creating it and the reactio ...
7 Views 6,563 Elem
Autumn Vocabulary

Autumn Vocabulary

This PPT can be used to revise vocabulary related to autumn. Students have to look at the pictures and choose the correct option. There are five subcategories in the PPT: nature, fruit, animals, c ...
13 Views 8,611 ElemPre-Int
Superstitions Power Point

Superstitions Power Point

Do you know why we cross our fingers for good luck? Do you know why walking under a ladder is bad luck? Get ready to find out! I created this Power Point to go over the history of some things that ...
21 Views 15,940 Pre-IntIntAdv
Song Worksheet: Halloween Vocabulary

Song Worksheet: Halloween Vocabulary

This activity is fantastic to introduce Halloween and learn basic vocabulary about it. It consists of a listening exercise from a song by A.J. Jenkins (fill in the gaps). You can also explain Hall ...
13 Views 15,891 BegElemPre-Int
Halloween

Halloween

, October
Worksheet on Halloween vocabulary. It can be used for introducing or revising words in connection with Halloween. Students are asked to match the words with the pictures, find some Halloween word ...
20 Views 13,730 Elem
Halloween Wordsearch Puzzle

Halloween Wordsearch Puzzle

, October
This is a wordsearch puzzle for teaching Halloween related vocabulary. At the bottom of the page is a list of words. The words are hidden in the puzzle. The words have been placed horizontall ...
13 Views 12,812 ElemPre-Int
Halloween Matching Activity II

Halloween Matching Activity II

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This is a pretty simple matching activity for teaching Halloween related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to match the words given with the pictures. The answer key is ...
11 Views 10,888 Elem
Halloween Flashcards and a Worksheet

Halloween Flashcards and a Worksheet

Halloween flashcards can be used in various ways. My idea: after learning halloween words a teacher gives each student a flashcard and he/she needs to hide it behind his/her back. Students go roun ...
17 Views 14,730 Elem
Halloween Missing Letters Activity

Halloween Missing Letters Activity

, October
This is a very simple missing letters activity for revising Halloween related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to look at the pictures and complete the words with the missin ...
15 Views 12,341 ElemPre-Int
The Celebration of Diwali - Comprehension

The Celebration of Diwali - Comprehension

This comprehension is all about the celebration of Diwali. Did you know that Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights'? Students read through the article and answer the accompanying study questi ...
17 Views 12,185 Elem
Autumn Missing Letters Activity

Autumn Missing Letters Activity

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This is a very simple and easy missing letter activity for teaching autumn realated vocabulary. Recommended for elementary students who are asked to complete the words with the missing letter ...
9 Views 8,958 Elem
Halloween vs Bonfire Night PPT

Halloween vs Bonfire Night PPT

This is a short (one slide) interactive PowerPoint 'presentation'. A student has to choose which of the given words belong to Halloween topic and which to Bonfire Night. It's essential to prepare ...
10 Views 11,737 ElemPre-Int
Halloween for Elementary Students

Halloween for Elementary Students

The worksheet contains a short article about Halloween and two exercises on reading comprehension. It is good for low elementary students, just present simple was used. Vocabulary is included on ...
40 Views 52,441 Elem

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