Ideas for Fall Language Activities

There is so much to be described in the Fall season, which means it naturally lends itself to many language activities.  Students can engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall features.  Take a look at the following Fall language activities that link back to curriculum.  Most of these activities can be tweaked to apply to a variety of grades and difficulty levels.      


Reading For Meaning

Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Have students sort through which statements are fact and which statements are opinions.  This would make for a good language center.  (Taken from Primary Flourish)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Provide students with various reading materials about fall features (such as apples, leaves, pumpkins, etc).  Have them read and gather specific information to support their purpose.  (Taken from TPT)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Read the classic story The Giving Tree and chose a suitable activity, which engages students in the text.  There are a list of lesson ideas based on the book available here.  (Taken from Unique Teaching Ideas)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Choose a Fall themed book and have a discussion about it with your class. (Available on Amazon)

Speaking & Writing – Word Choice

There are so many special experiences to be had in the Fall season, so it works perfectly to have students practice expanding their word choice and descriptions. Check out the following ideas:

Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Adjectives describing a class pumpkin.  (Taken from Rowdy in First Grade)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Verbs describing how a leaf moves.  (Taken from The First Grade Parade).

Writing – Classifying Ideas

Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Have students practice classifying ideas with this visual venn diagram, comparing apples and pumpkins.  You could also have students compare leaves and acorns, or Fall and another season, etc.  (Taken from The First Grade Parade)

Paragraph Writing

Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
This is a great graphic organizer to kick off an opinion paragraph. (Taken from Common Core Classroom)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Model writing an instructional paragraph as a whole-class activity. (Taken from A Day in First Grade)
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Get creative – have students write a descriptive paragraph with a fun Fall twist. (Taken from MPM School Ideas).
Take a look at these Fall language activities that link back to curriculum. Students engage in describing, creating, reflecting and reading all about Fall.
Get kids to write a narrative paragraph from the perspective of a leaf!  (Taken from Yearn To Learn)

What are your favorite Fall language activities?

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