Pre-K and Kindergarten Halloween and Fall Lesson Plans and Activities

Lesson Plans Align With Common Core Standards

In these lesson plan themes your eager learners will be involved in counting activities, identifying numerals, measuring, identifying beginning letters and their associated sounds and recalling names of the alphabet letters. They will expand their knowledge of the changes that occur during the fall season and about pumpkins. As with all our theme lessons, the emergent readers were intentionally designed to develop early reading skills in an engaging learning environment.



Includes:

- 118 page bundled theme pack, focusing on identifying the changes that occur in the fall
- 11 emergent readers
- 9 craft templates
- 14 games and literacy center ideas and templates craft templates
- Math activities to cover 11 Common Core outcomes
- Songs
- AND MORE!


 

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Below you can find an overview of the emergent readers, literacy centre games and activities, Smart Board activities, sample crafts and math ourcomes met. Of course, always feel free to contact us with any further questions.
 


Fall Theme Lesson Plans Overview

11 Emergent Readers - Address Key Learning Concepts and Identifying Changes in the Fall

In each theme unit, emergent readers are used to teach key learning concepts to meet your curriculum outcomes. In the Fall theme and Halloween lesson plans units, there are eleven emergent readers included.


Emergent Reader 1 - Down At the Pumpkin Patch

Engaging counting and numeral recognition activities and vocabulary building

Different versions of the reader have students recognizing numbers or number words and drawing pictures accordingly.  Another version makes use of description which builds on vocabulary development.


Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Letters "Pp and Ss" would be introduced in a meaningful context
2.  Vocabulary development and number sense
 


 


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Emergent Reader 2 - Autumn Time
Develop the concept of the changes that occur in the fall season

This is a simple retelling of the book "Mouse's First Fall" by Lauren Thompson 

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Understanding the concept of the changes that occur during the fall and why.
2.  Retell the information found in the text.
 



Emergent Reader 3 - Scarecrows Looking At Me
Great for vocabulary development

The reader makes use of description (strong scarecrow)

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Vocabulary development
2.  Completing their own scarecrow and labeling

 



Emergent Reader 4 - My Counting Leaf Book
Interactive Number Recognition

The students will be drawing or placing the correct amount of leaves indicated in the text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Match illustrations to the story
2.  Number recognition and one to one number correspondence (numbers 1-10)
 



Emergent Reader 5 - My Leaf Book
Vocabulary building through use of positional words

The students will draw the leaf in the correct position according to the text

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Match illustrations to the story
2.  Use of positional words
 



Emergent Reader 6 - Carving Pumpkins

Vocabulary building 

In this reader the characters carve different jack-o-lanterns and each one is described (happy, etc.).

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Match illustrations to the story
2.  Using descriptive language 
 



Emergent Reader 7 - Colorful Pumpkins
Vocabulary building and color word recognition

In this reader the students are again exposed to description and color words.  They are to color the pumpkins according to the text.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Match illustrations to the story
2.  Using descriptive language 
 



Emergent Reader 8 - Counting Pumpkins
Concept reader about numbers and counting

In this reader students must print the number and color the correct amount indicated.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Numeral formation
2.  Number recognition, one-to-one correspondence to 10
 



Emergent Reader 9 - Goofy Glenda
Concept reader that introduces letter "Gg" within its story context

Each time Goofy Glenda stirs her brew, "Gg" things appear.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Students must cut and paste the correct "Gg" word that matches the text
2.  Understanding that the illustration matches the text
 



Emergent Reader 10 - Willy the Wacky Wizard
Concept reader that introduces letter "Ww" within its story context

Each time Willy the Wacky Wizard waves his wand "Ww" things appear.

Suggested Focus Concepts

1.  Students must cut and paste the correct "Ww" word that matches the text
2.  Understanding that the illustration matches the text

 


Preschool and Kindergarten Literacy Centres - Halloween & Fall/ Pumpkins Overview

The Halloween & Fall/ Pumpkin bundled theme pack includes a number of literacy games, each relating to the focus letters and words that are covered in the emergent readers. The following is a quick list of all the games, materials and center activities included within the bundled pack.

-  Alphabet sound sorting cards

-  Printing book worksheets

-  Sound sorting picture game

-  Matching upper-case and lower-case letters game

-  Race Around the Pumpkin Patch Alphabet Board Game

-  Race Around the Pumpkin Patch Sight Word Board Game

-  Recognizing and Printing Numbers to 10 Spinning Top Game

-  Positive Behavior Counting by 10's

-  Roll A Dice Number Recognition Game

-  Measuring Pumpkins Game

-  Writing Shape Book

-  Spin, Say, Print Show Number Game

-  Show, Mark Off Correct Numbers Game

-  Plant the Correct Seeds Game


Spinning Sound Focus Game

 
Say or Match Letter Name Board Game
Match Upper and Lower Case Letters
 


Preschool and Kindergarten Math Outcomes Addressed

- I know a number represents an amount of objects.    KCC.B.4
- I know the last number I say is the number of objects, even if I arrange them differently.   KCC.B.4b
- I know when I count the number gets bigger.   KCC.B.4c
- I can count 10 things.  KCC.B5
- I can write number 0-10 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers.  K.CC.A.3
- I can tell if a group has greater than, less than or an equal amount.  K.CC.B.6
- I can compare two printed numerals between 1-10
- I  can count to 100 by ones and tens  K.CC.A.1
- I can count forward starting at any number   K.CC.A.2
- I can sort objects into categories.   K.MD.B.3


Measurement

-I can tell what the height, width and weight of an object is.   K.MD.A.1
 


Sample Preschool and Kindergarten Halloween and Fall Writing and Crafts

 


 
 

 




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Includes:

- 118 page bundled 2 theme pack, focusing on identifying the changes that occur in the fall
- 11 emergent readers
- 9 craft templates
- 14 games and literacy center ideas and templates craft templates
- Math activities to cover 11 Common Core outcomes
- Songs
- AND MORE!
 



 




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