Literature Text Set: AUTUMN MOrgan BEemer

  • Author: Fran Hawk,
  • Illustrator: Sherry Neidigh
  • ISBN: 9781934359945
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
  • Pages: 32
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Summary: This book is counting down the days to colorful fall. It talks about days getting colder, leaves turning from green to red and orange. Animals frolicking in the crisp air, as they are gathering food to prepare for winter.

Rationale: This book is for grades K-3 and is about how things in nature change when fall is coming. This is important to teach because students need to know why leaves are changing and what it means when they do change. This will help students understand the order of the seasons and how to know when fall is approaching.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: RL.2.4 – Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • Objective: Students will be able to locate the rhyming words from the book Count Down to Fall.
  • Six areas: Listening
  • 5 Reading First components: Phonics
  • Support: This all supports the above topics because the students can listen to you read the book and think about the words that rhyme. The students can then go back through the book and pick out the words that rhyme and see the rhyming words help the story flow.
  • Author: Betsy Maestro
  • Illustrator: Loretta Krupinski
  • ISBN: 9780064451260
  • Publisher: HarperCollin Inc. 1994
  • Pages: 32
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Summary: This story is about the changes in color of the leaves falling from the trees. This book shows the difference in how the leaves look in the summer to how they look when they change in autumn. It shows a good diagram of showing what half the leaf looks like in the summer and the other half is what color it starts to change to during autumn. This is a good teaching tool you can use, because it also identifies what tree the leaf is from.

Rationale: This book is for ages 1-5 grade and is about the reasons of leaves changing colors when the season changes to autumn. This book shows the students the change of color of the leaves from different kinds of trees. This is important to know because they student will know that the seasons are changing just by looking at the leaves on the trees, and they could identify which leaves come from which trees.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: SL.2.1 – Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • Objective: Students will be able to discuss the changes in leaves between summer and autumn.
  • Six Areas: Speaking
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Support: These topics all go together because they students will be learning about autumn. The students will be read the book Why Do Leaves Change Color? This book has a lot of information to help the understand why they change color. The students will then take what they learned from the book and discuss with peers why they think this happens, and then predict what happens when the weather changes from winter to spring. They will also be able to take the pictures of the leafs and identify the tree it goes with. Another idea would be to have the students find leaves and then identify which tree they came off of, and what the name of that tree is.
  • Author: Lois Ehlert
  • Illustrator: Lois Ehlert
  • ISBN: 9780152053048
  • Publisher: HMH Books
  • Pages: 40
  • Genre: Fiction, Poetry
  • Summary: This story is about the leaves moving in the wind. Fall is coming and the wind is blowing and the Leaf Man is on the move. The Lead Man may end up by your house, if the wind takes it there.

Rationale: This book is for grades K-3 and is about the way the leaves move throughout the season. This talks about the wind carrying the leaves, and is good to use for students to see how the leaves move and where they are being taken.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: SL.2.2 – Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • Objective: Students will be able to organize the leaves they collected and put them into a diagram.
  • Six Areas: Critical Thinking
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Support: These areas all go together because the students will be finding leaves, and then reading the book and organize them into different categories. This will get the students thinking about the different ways they can organize the leaves. The students will also be able to take what the book talks about with the leaves moving in the wind and explain why they found the leaves where they did.
  • Author: Laura Purdie Salas
  • Illustrator: Violeta Dabija
  • ISBN: 9780761362036
  • Publisher: Millbrook Press
  • Pages: 32
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Summary: This book talks about all the different things a leaf can be. From it being on the tree to it changing colors and falling on the ground.

Rationale: This book is for grades K-3 and is about the different things a leaf can be and do. This is a good teaching tool for teachers to use to show the students all the different thing that a leaf does throughout the course of seasons.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • Objective: The students will be able to conduct a small group discussion using questioning skills.
  • Six Areas: Speaking
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension skills
  • Support: This all goes together because the students will go on a nature walk to see where they can find leaves at. After the nature walk the teacher can read this book and then have a discussion with a small group about where the book says leaves are vs where they saw them on the nature walk. They can discuss if they saw them in some of the same places or if they saw some in different places.
  • Author: Loretta Holland
  • Illustrator: Elly MacKay
  • ISBN: 9780544106642
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers 2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Summary: This book is set up to be like a poem, if you read only the big words on each page it is a poem. Underneath each of the big words on the page is a description of why that is happening. This makes it to where you can read the story in two different ways.

Rationale: This book is for grades K-5 and is about what happens during fall. This book can be read in two different ways, just reading the poem, the big words on the page, or reading each word on each page. The poem reading would just give the facts of fall, where reading the entire book would give your students information as to why those things happen. This book would be good for a wide range of grades because of the different options of reading it.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: RI.2.4 – Know and use various text feature (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Objective: Students will be able to locate facts throughout the text using the headings.
  • Six Areas: Viewing
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Support: These topics all work together because the students can use the big words on each page to identify what those words are meaning by reading the small print underneath of it. This will make the students go back through the book and read the small print to get the full understanding of the big print on the page. This helps students to locate the headings on a page.
  • Author: Bruce Goldstone
  • Illustrator: Bruce Goldstone
  • ISBN: 9780805092103
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Pages: 48
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Summary: This book is about the different aspects of autumn. It talks about how the days are getting colder and your clothes are changing from shorts to sweaters and scarves. The days get shorter and the nights get longer, and it explains why this is happening. It talks about what you see when autumn approaches, and the different changes in animals’ behavior. This book gives a lot of details and explanations of why you see what you see during the changing seasons.

Rationale: This book is for ages K-5 and is about the different things that happen when the seasons change from winter to autumn. It gives exclusive details about why everything is changing. This is important to study because this will tell students why everything is changing and what they can look for to see that the seasons are changing. This is also a good book to use to see what students might already know about the changing seasons.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: W.2.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • Objective: Students will be able to describe the change from summer to autumn using new vocabulary.
  • Six Areas: Writing
  • 5 Reading First: Vocabulary Development
  • Support: This all goes together because the students will listen to the teacher read the book then write about autumn on their own. The teacher will introduce some new vocabulary to the students and then they will use that vocab to write a paragraph about the seasons changing from summer to autumn. They will be able to use the book to look up facts and they will be expected to provide specific detail.
  • Author: Discovery Kids
  • Publisher: Discovery Kids
  • Category: Science Education
  • Summary: This diagram shows the reasoning behind why leaves change color. It has some important vocabulary and a lot of information for students.

Rationale: This diagram is for ages (1-5) and is about the reasoning of why leaves change colors. This is important for students because they need to know why the leaves are changing and what it means when leaves change color. This will help them get a better understanding behind autumn. 

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: RI.2.4 – Know and use various text feature (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • Objective: Students will be able to locate facts throughout the text using the headings.
  • Six Areas: Viewing
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Support: These all go together because they students will read through the diagram and be able to go back through it and find the important information, or what they are talking about just by looking at the headings. They will be able to locate their facts quick and easy, as well as the other information provided.
  • Author: SciShow Kids
  • Published on YouTube
  • Category: Science Education
  • Summary: This video is about the reason leaves change color in the fall. It gives a lot of good details and a good explanation as to why it happens.

Rationale: This is for grade K-4 and is about why leaves change color in the fall. This is important for students to know so they understand what is going on around them. They will then understand why things are changing around them and get to understand the reasoning behind fall.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: SL.2.3 – Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
  • Objective: Students will be able to discuss the change of the color of leaves within a small group.
  • Six Areas: Listening
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategy
  • Support: These all work together because the students would watch the video during a lesson to learn about why leaves change color. This video would help them to understand why the leaves change color and give them something to watch to get a different look at another persons reasoning.

http://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/what-happens-in-autumn-fall-for-kids-fall-autumn-facts-for-kids/

  • Author: Kidsplayandcreate
  • Summary: This website has a lot of facts on Autumn/Fall. It talks about why the seasons change and how it works with the revolution of the earth.

Rationale: This website is for ages 2-5 and has different facts about autumn/fall on it. This is important for students to learn so they understand why the seasons are changing. This is also a good source because it has different facts about what happens during autumn/fall, such as holidays.

Teaching Points:

  • Standard: SL.2.1 – Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • Objective: Students will be able to discuss the reasoning behind the changes of seasons.
  • Six Areas: Speaking
  • 5 Reading First: Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Support: These all go together because the students will be learning about the reasoning behind season changes and will be able to state facts within a discussion with other students. The students will use facts that they pulled from the website to explain their reasoning behind a topic.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/autumn

  • Author: Activity Village
  • Summary: This website has a variety of different activities for students to do. This could be something you look at and print different activities out for students to do in their spare time, or when they are finished with their work.

Rationale: This website has activities for grades K-3 and has a variety of activities. Teachers or parents could get on here and print out different activities for students to do in their free time. The activities are all fall/autumn related and their are some word puzzles that have different vocabulary words on it to keep kids learning about fall.

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