The Halloween House

The Halloween House

The Halloween House

The Halloween House

The Halloween House

The Halloween House

The Halloween House

Realistic (fiction), 773 words, Lexile 500L Level 3 Grades 2-3

It is Halloween and Mary, Luka, and their dad are trick-or-treating in their new neighborhood. As they trick-or-treat, they see lots of other kids in costumes and meet many of their new neighbors. At one house they meet another trick-or-treater named Richard who asks if they have seen the “Halloween House” down the street. He tells them not to go there because it is too scary, but they go anyway. The house does seem scary until the owner takes off her mask—she is a friendly grandma. In fact, she is Richard’s grandma!