Preparing for All Hallow’s Read!

This year Halloween is on a Monday. This means we need to find appropriate ways of allowing our classroom communities to engage in festivities that are age appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the community. A family literacy night on Halloween is one excellent idea. All Hallow’s Read is one fun way.

All Hallow’s Read was started by author Neil Gaiman several years ago to promote literacy and the reading of awesome and scary books.

Here is a link to Neil Gaiman explaining All Hallow’s Read


It’s a good fit for older youth who wouldn’t necessarily be interested in a traditional family literacy night but might be open to reading scary stories as part of a family friendly “haunted” house.

Need ideas for age appropriate scary stories? Check out

For older teens you might consider short stories by Edgar Allen Poe or H.P. Lovecraft, both great American authors.


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