Our Favorite Fall–Themed Reading Activities
Bring Fall to Your Classroom This October
Whether you live in the heart of the Midwest or on the West Coast, it can be fun for your students to celebrate the arrival of fall and the changing seasons. How will you be bringing fall to your classroom? Here are some fall–themed reading activities to inspire you this autumn season!
Select some favorite fall read–alouds.
Gather titles old and new to share with your students this fall. Some of our favorites include Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, Fall Is Here!, and Stellaluna. Ask students to pull some of their favorite seasonal titles as well.
Invite students to “grow” an apple tree.
Use colored paper to create the leaves and trunk of an apple tree on a bulletin board. Each time students finish a book, invite them to write the title on a paper apple and add it to the tree.
Decorate your reading centers.
Engage students with a change of scenery! Decorations do not need to be elaborate; try adding a few plastic or felt pumpkins and a scattering of fabric leaves.
Take students on a field trip to an apple orchard—through a book!
Read It’s Apple Day! and follow along with the class in the story. Then, talk about the many uses for apples—from pie to applesauce—and offer an apple–themed treat to sample.
Make a fall word wall.
Invite students to talk about their favorite fall activities, from playing in leaves to picking pumpkins. Use the words they suggest to create a fall word wall.
Add some spooky titles to your classroom library.
Introduce your students to ten–year–old Malcolm and his best friend Dandy in the Ghost Detectors collection from Kaeden as they encounter ghosts throughout their neighborhood.
We hope you have fun falling into reading with your students this autumn! Kaeden is here to help you promote literacy among your K–4 students with engaging books and collections, ebooks, and resources—make sure you check out our specials!