A Spooktacular Formative!

By David Kwan


With Halloween right around the corner, excitement is building in classrooms and schools everywhere. Students are no doubt gearing up for Tuesday night, but the fun doesn’t have to stop there! We made a three-question formative that you can use to learn more about their interest in Halloween and put spooky twists on your lessons! Click here to grab a copy of it and read on below for ways to use the data that you get from each question!

The Questions

  1. “Are you going where a costume this year? If so, what are you going to be?”
  2. “What are your favorite Halloween-themed stories, books, and/or movies?”
  3. “Do you have any ideas for incorporating Halloween into what we are learning right now?”

By letting students share their costumes and favorite media, you will discover things that students are naturally interested in and can feature them in different learning activities.

By asking them for ideas of how Halloween can be infused into what they are learning, you turn the tables and let students play a part in lesson design. It’s also a great way to let students make connections between what they are learning in class and their lives outside of classroom. For example, you could let students make predictions about how much candy they will get and based on the data, let them find the class mean, median, and mode! Now that’s a treat!