Our list for must read books for October is here! October is one of the most fun months to share special books with students. After you share the books, be sure to place them in a special “Blessed Books” basket. These blessed books encourage students to look at, read and enjoy them all month long! It is a great way to promote different books and reading each day.
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The books we chose are not just pumpkin books. Although, we could have chosen many of those! There are so many good ones out there. But we wanted a variety, so only the first book is about a pumpkin. Pumpkin Jack is a popular book right now. A boy named Tim carves a pumpkin and names him Jack. Then Jack begins to rot over time. This book would be great if you are learning about pumpkin life cycles and for cause and effect.
Because of An Acorn is a beautiful book with die cuts to make connections between objects in nature. This book also is good for cause and effect. There is less text in this book but deeper ideas that can spark great conversations in your classroom!
A young girl takes a walk in Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn and says goodbye to the things of summer. This is a good way to discuss seasonal changes and the beautiful illustrations could inspire beautiful art work for your classroom walls.
The Leaf Thief is a fun story about squirrel counting his leaves and the hunt for a leaf thief! Students will enjoy the mystery of this book and learning about leaves in the fall.
If you are looking for more fun fall activities, we have a few spotlighted for you! Our FALL Sentence Scramblers are a fun way for students to unscramble fall themed sentences.
After the sentences are unscrambled, students write them correctly and use a writer’s checklist to be sure they are using writing conventions. A place for illustrations is provided for students to demonstrate comprehension.
Fall is a great time to teach character traits and learning to provide evidence from the text. Both skills are important for reading comprehension and can be done in engaging ways!
The digital version is for Google Slides™ and includes interactive, moveable pieces for students as they learn. Find the digital version here!