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Room on the Broom – a Great Picture Book for Halloween

I love to use picture books to teach everything, so today I want to share with you a great picture book to use with your students for Halloween. Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is one Halloween picture book that is sure to delight your students.  It is a story written in rhyme about a witch and her cat on a broom.  The witch keeps losing her belongings – hat, wand, bow.  – After each item falls to the  ground it is discovered by an animal who gives it back  and asks to join the witch and the cat on her broom.  Of course eventually, the broom breaks and the animals tumble to the ground and into a bog.  A dragon flies by and wants to eat the witch, but the animals come to her rescue and frighten the dragon away.  I love to use this book to teach rhyming words, the use of sensory words, and the author’s use of vivid verbs.  It’s not scary and the kiddos will love the pictures. 

I created a unit to go along with the Room on the Broom which is available on my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store.  Remember, all of my products are 50% off for the first 48 hours!  Here are some photos to show you what is included in the unit.

There is also a digital version!

And finally, there’s a fun craftivity.

I hope you enjoy using picture books in your classroom.  What are some of your favorite picture books for Halloween?

That’s all for today!  Remember to always… Keep ’em Thinking!

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I’m Susan Morrow and I help overwhelmed teachers create thinking classrooms where students discover the joy in learning and achieving.

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