Chapter 1 Before you Read Write the definitions for the following words Exhilaration Concussion During Reading Answer the following question, using complete sentences. 1. Who are the eight boys? What are they doing? What are they dressed up as for the Holiday?
2. Why do you think Joe Pipkin is so important to the boys, use at least three details from the story to explain your answer.
Chapter 2 Before your read Write the definitions for the following words Assemblage Bristle During Reading Answer the following questions, using complete sentences. 1.
Who is Joe Pipkin?
2. Describe what he is like by using five sentences from the book to support your answer.
Chapter 3 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words Enthusiasm Ravine During Reading Answer the following question, using complete sentences. 1. What do you think is wrong with Pipkin? What’s your theory? How did he get this way, what was the cause?
After Reading 2. What will happen to boys, will they make it to where they are supposed to meet Pipkin? Will Pipkin show up, what will become of him?
Chapter 4 Before you Read Write the definitions for the following words Pseudopod Rigamarole Gargoyle Superior Inferior During Reading Answer the following questions, using complete sentences. 1. Describe the Halloween Tree in detail. Use at least five details from the story to support your answer.
2. What is the name of the third boy introduced in the story?
Chapter 5 Before you Read Write the definitions for the following words Substantial Mirth During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences. 1.
What else do you learn about the Halloween tree?
What is the UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY?
3. When Moundshroud appears what does he say about their costumes?
Who shows up at the end of this chapter?
After Reading: 5. Make a prediction of what will happen to the boys and Pipkin.
Chapter 6 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words Abyss_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ ravine_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ thimbleful (remove suffix, then add meaning of suffix to definition) ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________
After reading answer the following questions. What do you think is the symbolism of the pumpkin light going out? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
P a g e | 10
Figures of Speech On pages 38 and 39 find examples of personification and simile. Explain each. Personification_______________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Simile_______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Draw a picture of what you envision on page 38.
P a g e | 11
Chapter 7 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words talon_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ feline_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ dire________________________________________________ _____________________________________ pterodactyl__________________________________________ _____________________________________ perdition____________________________________________ ____________________________________
Predict what they will do with the kite? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________
P a g e | 12
After reading Of what was the kite made?
How did Moundshroud fasten it together?
From what was the kite's tail made?
P a g e | 13
"barn was an ancient parade stopped dead" is an example of _______________ On page 45 find a simile and an example of onomatopoeia
P a g e | 14
Chapter 8 and 9 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words scythe______________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ grimace_____________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ clamorous___________________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________ incense______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ cobbled_____________________________________________ ____________________________________________________
Where do you think they are going?
P a g e | 15
After reading What so you think "Undiscovered Country of Old Death and Strange Years of frightful Past" means? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Where did they go? to what era?________________________________________ What does wax and wane mean? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________ On page 49 find a simile. Write it here. ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ______________________________ On page 50 find another simile and explain it. ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________
P a g e | 16
What is the symbolism of the sun dying?
What was lesson 1 of Halloween?
Where did the Halloween " treats" idea originate?
P a g e | 17
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ??????? Write down any questions you have or things that you don't understand.
P a g e | 18
Chapter 10 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words niche_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ frieze_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ sarcophagus_________________________________________ _____________________________________ heiroglyphics_________________________________________ _____________________________________ eternity_____________________________________________ ___________________________________
After reading What did they witness in this chapter?
P a g e | 19
Which boy was dressed like a mummy?_______________________________ How did Moundshroud explain the Beginnings of Halloween?
P a g e | 20
Chapter 11 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words pitch________________________________________________ __________________________________ anguish_____________________________________________ _____________________________________ victuals______________________________________________ ________________________________ multitudinous________________________________________ _____________________________________ rapturous____________________________________________ ___________________________________
After reading answer these questions. In the first paragraph, what is the narrator describing?__________________________________________ ___________________________________________________
P a g e | 21
How did Moundhroud explain "old style Trick or Treat"?
At what country are they looking? ___________________________ How did the boys move to the new place? ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ __________________________________________ Why did a voice cry "Happy New Year"?
P a g e | 22
Chapter 12 Before you read Write the definitions for the following words cower_______________________________________________ ___________________________________ flail_________________________________________________ _________________________________ criminently__________________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________________________ __________________________ ____________________________________________________
P a g e | 23
After you read 1.List the 8 boys' names and their costumes.
2. Who is Samhain and what does he carry?
3. Why does Ralph say" England is no place to be a sinner"?
4. What form does Pipkin take at the end of the chapter?____________________________________________
P a g e | 24
P a g e | 25
Chapter 13 Before reading Write definitions for the following words Druid Cavern Idols During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences 1.
How did the Druid priests get Samhain to release the souls?
P a g e | 26
2. What did the Roman soldiers do to Sanhaim and the Druids?
3. What event are the boys heading to, at the end of the chapter?
P a g e | 27
Chapter 14 Before reading Write definitions for the following words Brambles Ruminate (ruminating) Cauldrons Conspire During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences 1.
What six things do you learn that witches cannot do?
P a g e | 28
What does the word “witch” truly mean?
3. Why does Henry Hank agree it wouldn’t be any fun to be a witch?
P a g e | 29
Chapter 15 and Chapter 16 Before reading Write definitions for the following words Mortar Cavernous Ferocious Lurch Surge During Reading 1. Why did the boys have to build NOTRE DAME?
When they finish building it what is missing?
P a g e | 30
Where is Pipkin?
What does Tom say ‘made up all the gargoyles?’
P a g e | 31
Chapter 17 Before reading Write the definitions for the following words Parapet__________________________________________ Gargoyle_________________________________________ During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences 1.
In what country are the boys now?___________________
2. What physical form does Pipkin take in this chapter? ____________________________
3. What is Pipkin’s explanation to the boys’ question, “Are you dead?”
P a g e | 32
Chapter 18 Write the definitions for the following words Bombardment____________________________________ During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences 1. What do the cemetaries in Mexico look like compared to to thwat boys are used to?
What does El Dia de los Muertos mean?
P a g e | 33
Describe what was at every grave.
4. Why does Tom think the graveyards are so much more fun in Mexico?
5. Describe the miniature funeral that each boy put down on the grave.
P a g e | 34
What does Cuevos de los Muertos mean?
What are the white skulls for?
8. Why do the boys agree that Halloween is more fun in Mexico than back in Illinois?
P a g e | 35
Chapter 19 Write the definitions for the following words During Reading Answer the following questions using complete sentences 1. Explain in detail what happens when Tom and the others go down into the catacombs to find Pipkin.
2. Explain how Moundshroud’s house became a summary for the entire ten thousand year flight.
P a g e | 36
3. By the end of the chapter what is the answer to “What is Halloween?”
Who is Moundshroud?
What exactly is “The Halloween Tree”?
P a g e | 37
Explain how real friendships is shown in this story.
P a g e | 38
P a g e | 39