This weekend my family and I went apple picking. The season has officially started, although here in New England it felt a bit more like summer than fall with an orchard temp of close to 80 (!). Nevertheless, fall is my favorite season, as sweater weather will soon be upon us.
This post is focused on a compilation of fall words and ways to use them. This resource can be used with students of all levels, and be differentiated based on each child’s ability. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Choose several words for students to alphabetize. This is a skill that ALWAYS needs some practice! For younger students or those who need extra support, choose only a few words, and ones that all start with different letters. For those needing less support and more of a challenge, give several words that start with the same letter, encouraging students to alphabetize by second and third letters.
- Choose a few nouns from the list and ask students to use as many adjectives as they can to describe each noun.
- Pick 8-10 words and ask students to write a short fall story that includes those words.Alternatively, students can write a descriptive sentence for each word.
- Choose several words to write individually on pieces of paper that you fold and put into a basket or jar. Students pick a word and describe the word for others to guess without using the word on the piece of paper.
- What words may students not know off this list? Have them look up the unfamiliar word, write a sentence using the word, and illustrate it.
- Ask student to sort various words into different categories: adjectives, nouns, verbs, weather, activities, clothing, animals, etc…
A: acorns; apples; applesauce; aroma; autumn
B: ballot; blanket; boots
C: candidate; carve; change; chipmunk; cider; cinnamon; clouds; cloves; colors; Columbus Day; cool;
corduroy; corn; cornstalk; cornucopia; costume; cozy; cranberries; crisp; crow
D: Daylight Savings; December; decorative
E: election; Election Day
F: fall; family; feast; fireplace; firewood; flannel; fleece; fog; foliage; football; frost
G: ginger; gourds; gust; gusty
H: Halloween; harvest; hayride; heat; hood; horn of plenty; hibernation
I: inspirational; inspiring
K: kitchen; knitting
L: leaves; logs; lunchbox
M: migrate; moon
N: November, nutmeg
O: October; orange; orchard
P: pear; pie; pinecones; pumpkins
Q: quiche; quilt
R: raincoat; rake; red; Rosh Hashanah; rustling
S: scarecrow; scarf; September; slippers; sneeze; socks; soup; spices; squash; squirrels; Sukkot;
T: tea; teapot; thankful; Thanksgiving; tractor; traditions; treats; tricks; turkey
V: Veteran’s Day; vibrant; visual; vote
W: wind; windbreaker; World Series; wool
X: eXtra layer
Y: yam; yellow; Yom Kippur
Are there any other fall-related words that you would add to this list? I’d love to hear!