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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 108 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.
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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 ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
3 Elementary
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 ...
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
12 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
9 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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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 ...
16 Elementary
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 ...
11 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Halloween Matching Activity II

Halloween Matching Activity II

, October
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 ...
8 Elementary
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 ...
12 Elementary
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 ...
11 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
13 Elementary
Autumn Missing Letters Activity

Autumn Missing Letters Activity

, October,
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 ...
8 Elementary
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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 ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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 ...
22 Elementary
Test

Test "History of Halloween"

, October
The test is given to check up students' comprehension of the video devoted to the history of Halloween. The video is not so difficult for understanding and it might be shown to kids and elementary ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Halloween: Reading Comprehension and Word Search

Halloween: Reading Comprehension and Word Search

, October
This is a text about Halloween describing the origin of this celebration and the typical activities done on this day. After reading the text, the students answer some questions to check their comp ...
6 Elementary
Halloween Song:

Halloween Song: "Knock, Knock Trick or Treat"

This worksheet provides the lyrics of the song "Knock Knock Trick or Treat". For more information and examples of lesson plans for this song you can take a look at http://supersimplelearning.com/s ...
13 Complete Beginner Elementary
Halloween Listening: When/what/what People Do

Halloween Listening: When/what/what People Do

This is a short, easy and fun listening comprehension. I only transcribed :=) I used it last year with my class (age: 12, level A2.1 CEFR) and they enjoyed reading and listening. For higher level ...
13 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
The Haunted House: A Halloween Activity

The Haunted House: A Halloween Activity

This is a Halloween activity, very interesting, you can practice Halloween vocabulary with your students. This a Haunted house, ask the students to draw the house, and connect the words to the ne ...
16 Complete Beginner
A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

It's Halloween season. If your students are fed up with pumpkins and costume parties, maybe they will be interested in reading a spooky story. However, they will have to complete it by choosing th ...
28 Intermediate
October: Scary Month, Scary Things

October: Scary Month, Scary Things

It is fun worksheet for teachers and students to teach and learn about Halloween and scary things. Grammar topics are there's, there're, and prepositions of place. Students are required to write t ...
12 Complete Beginner Elementary
Halloween Bookmarks

Halloween Bookmarks

, October
Here's a scary set of high-quality Halloween bookmarks to motivate your students! Print, cut, laminate and give them to your students. I'm sure they will love them.
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Halloween Dice

Halloween Dice

, October
Two dice for revising Halloween related vocabulary. Recommended for elementary students who are asked to to roll both dice and then make a sentence by using the picture clue provided.
12 Complete Beginner Elementary
Halloween Workshop

Halloween Workshop

, October
This a simple workshop about Halloween for elementary students of English. It consists of a reading comprehension about the origin of this celebration followed by some questions and an exercise wi ...
11 Complete Beginner Elementary
Halloween Boardgame: PDF Version

Halloween Boardgame: PDF Version

This is a PDF version of the interactive boardgame on Halloween related vocabulary. It´s played with dice with counters when students land on a square they are asked to name the item where ...
13 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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