Monday, September 23, 2019

8 Great Autumn Books to Read in your Classroom

If I wasn't a teacher Fall would be my favorite seasons hands down. But being a teacher it's hard to beat summer with so much time off. Fall books are always some of my very favorites! I have rounded up 8 today that include fall leaves, Halloween, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Check them out and leave me a comment if I forgot your favorite!
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A beautiful Reading Rainbow book by Lois Ehlert. Includes stunning graphics and a great description of a tree life cycle this is a perfect early book about fall and the life cycle of a tree!


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Ok ok I know it's another Lois Ehlert book but it's amazing! Use them as a paired reading! Gorgeous illustrations and cut outs! Would be good to introduce seed dispersal with older grades. We always collected leaves and made our own leaf men when we read this book!


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I know Room on the Broom is the current favorite but this will always be my go to for the youngest readers! It is by Linda Williams. Repetitive building text and a little old lady who is not afraid of anything (duh) but also has a very clever solution to a problem! Your students will beg you to read it over and over!


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If you've read any of my book posts you probably know by now that I LOVE Chris Van Allsburg. This may just be my absolute favorite by him. This was a second grade Touchtone (Mentor) text in my district for years and is my all time bigger kid favorite Halloween or October read aloud. So much inferring and stunning black and white pictures! I love this one so much I created a unit to go with it! Grab it by clicking the picture below or by clicking HERE.
October Reading Comprehension - The Widow's Broom Chris Van Allsburg

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Excellent Reading Rainbow book by Eve Bunting (another one of my favorite children's authors) for Veteran's Day.


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Absolutely hilarious read aloud for Thanksgiving! Runt has always been in the shadow of his big brother Turk....until Thanksgiving when being the biggest and best isn't necessarily a good thing!


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The true story of the puppeteer of the Macy's Day Parade! I love using this book for social studies connections and a STEM challenge! It has great illustrations and vocabulary as well! I love this book so much I created a unit to go with it! click the cover below to grab it in my TPT store.


Or read more about how I use this book to integrate Social Studies content into reading in this post HERE.


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Yep I had to slip another Chris Van Allsburg book in! The Stranger is so good for inferring because it never comes out and tells the reader who the stranger is! I have done this with students as young as First Grade! They love solving the mystery of who the stranger is! I could tell you but what fun would that be? Check out this other post I wrote about this book and Questioning by clicking HERE. Or grab the unit I created to go with it by clicking the picture below or HERE.
Winter Reading Comprehension - The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg Inferences

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