Adventure (fiction), 1,028 words, Level Q (Grade 3), Fiction Series, Lexile 660L
When their dog runs off, three children give chase and find themselves lost in the woods on Halloween night. Stories of ghosts spook these young trick-or-treaters as they search for the dog and the path home. Along the way, they meet an unusual little boy. Who is he, and will they ever make it out of the Hollow? Detailed illustrations support this entertaining and suspenseful text.
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expression, freak, ghost, gnarled, Halloween, haunted, tatters, terrified, trudging
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Teach the Objectives
Make, revise, and confirm predictions
Story Elements : Identify character point of view
Grammar and Mechanics
Quotation Marks : Identify quotation marks
Suffixes : Identify suffix -ly
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class