Do you like carnivals? Do you laugh and squeal with excitement while you're there? What are your favorite rides? What kinds of carnival food do you love? Are there sideshows and carnival acts that make you giggle? Imagine the memories that you take with you from the carnival!
Now imagine that your beloved carnival has been transformed into a carnival of horror! The Welcome has turned to a warning ... come in and you'll never leave! The carnival workers are now monsters and goblins! Visitors may not survive the killer-rides! Ice cream has been transformed to I-Scream! You may be offered a drink of type-A blood-red punch! How about some cat-fur stew served in a cat-hair cup? After you've eaten, it makes you cough it back up into the stew to be served again! Guess who serves the Devil's Food Cake! You'll even get to attend the wedding of Count Dracula and a ghoul whose dress is made of tarantula silk and whose hose have a seam made of centipedes.
We here at Kids Wings believe that kids will love the spine-tingling poetry in Scarum Fair. Perfect for serious Halloween chills, it has rhyming narrative poems bound together in an original plot, laugh-out-loud scary situations, really clever punny word plays, hysterical (okay, sadistic) illustrations, rhymes, and a second-person voice! This is a read-under-the-covers scary book that might keep you awake to finish it or give you nightmares if you DO finish it.
This is uniqely frightening and gross poetry is perfect for Halloween! It will work well for the creepy side of your intermediate-level poetry study, but we think it may be too hair-raising for 8-year-olds. For poetry-reading contests (like Texas's UIL Poetry), Scarum Fair will provide choice selections.
The Kids Wings activity guide will provide fun and interaction through puzzles, group projects, an original readers theater script, problem solving that builds skills, and a Jeopardy-type game for the whole class to enjoy at the end.
A 13-page Kids Wings unit, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or projection on your SmartBoard for Scarum Fair is now available for instant download!
The Unit Contains:
in nonfiction books Outside and Inside
Mummies and Pompeii include
Music: "Danse of the Macabre" copyright licensed from
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