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Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Halloween

Ten Interesting Facts . . . .Halloween

Halloween Facts

1.  Chocolate

Chocolate is the most popular type of Halloween candy. It makes up about three-fourths of all trick-or-treat candy.

Candy Type Sales Average Price Introduction Company


$509.85 million

$1.25

1928

Hershey


$500.82 million

$1.15

1941

Mars


$456.91 million

$1.11

1930

Mars


$324.63 million

$1.05

1900

Hershey


$306.51 million

$1.11

1935

Hershey


$116.13 million

$1.56

1993

Mars


$101.27 million

$1.12

1932

Mars


$100.70 million

$1.02

1994

Hershey


$93.46 million

$1.03

1923

Mars


$82.25 million

$1.04

1946

Hershey

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Point of View

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Presenting Point of View 

By using the comparison of a diorama, my students are able to begin to understand 1st and 3rd points of view. I tell the students that in first-person, you shrink yourself and become one of the characters within the diorama. If you were writing a story set in the diorama, you would describe what is happening to you. In third-person, you are outside the diorama, looking in, and telling a story about what you see.

Point of View Activities 

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Ten Interesting Facts . . . . Worms

Earthworm

Ten Interesting Facts about Worms

1. Migration

Worms have not always lived in America. Many scientists believe that worms living in America were killed during the Ice Age. This was approximately 10,000 to 50,000 years ago. During the 1600’s and 1700’s, Europeans brought worms to North America as they were forming the colonies. This was quite by accident. Colonists wanted to bring plants from their native countries to the New World. The worms were living in the dirt that surrounded the plants. Just think, if worms had not been brought to the New World, American soil would be very poor.

2. Harmful?

Some people think worms are bad for the garden. They have seen damage created by pests. Cockroaches, termites, beetles, and silverfish love to eat paper and the binding of books. Malaria is spread to thousands of people each year through mosquito bites. Fleas carry bacteria which can cause humans to get sick when bitten. It’s no wonder that people think earthworms are harmful as well. Continue Reading

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The Plot Development Roller Coaster

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Plot Development

Teaching students to describe the plot of a book or story can be compared to a roller coaster.

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Activities for Teaching Setting in Literature

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Teaching Setting

Activity #1

I often teach the setting of a story by discussing genres. I ask students to name where and when a specific genre takes place.

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