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Halloween Reading

Halloween themed reading worksheets, all grades
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Bancho Sarayashiki

For October (or just for kids who love scary stories!), here's a great telling of Bancho Sarayashiki, one of Japan's most famous ghost stories.

The Soldier and the Stranger

A soldier meets a mysterious stranger in a graveyard. Could this be the dark figure that townsfolk have seen darting in and out of the shadows?

The Daughter Who Married A Skull

In this old Nigerian folk tale, a young villager ends up marrying a real bonehead. (Sorry, we had to.)

The Raven Steals the Light

This old Native American myth, The Raven Steals the Light, is the perfect story to spook -- but not scare -- kids this Halloween.

The Man Who Was Afraid of Nothing

n this funny fairy tale, a brave young man has a few run-ins with some boastful ghosts.

The Werewolf of Klein-Krams

Give your wild child this werewolf story to read this Halloween. He'll have a spooky story to share with friends, and get some reading practice, too!

The Korrigan

Read this creepy story about a mythological creature called a korrigan, then answer the comprehension questions at the end.


Get to know the man, the monster,the legend of Frankenstein with this passage from the original novel -- the moment where he realizes he's made a grave mistake.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Don't lose your head over reading comprehension this Halloween...try it with Ichabod Crane and the story of Sleepy Hollow.

The Wild Hunt

Read this version of The Wild Hunt with your little boy or ghoul this Halloween, then answer the comprehension questions at the end.

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