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It's Autumn! Teaching Tips and Topics From INFOhio for Grades PreK-3

Written by Emily Rozmus on Monday, 26 September 2016. Posted in Posts

It's Autumn - cooler temperatures, shorter days, crisper air, and yes, runnier noses. It's a great time to teach your little learners about the change of seasons and how they affect the world around them. Check out these resources and tips from INFOhio to help teach your PreK-3 students about Autumn.

BookFlix

Watch Fletcher and the Falling Leaves and How Do you Know it's Fall?  

Then, do the Puzzlers together as a class - Word Match for vocabulary, Fact or Fiction, and Which Came First for sequencing. Finally, browse through the Explore the Web tab to find printables, fall leaf animations, and more games to play with the students.

Explora for Grades PreK-5

Search for "autumn" and use the Lexile limiter on the left to find articles and activities from Scholastic News and other publications for kids. Make sure to view and print the PDF version if available for engaging, full-color content. Hint: Scholastic News Teachers' Editions can be found in Explora for Educators. Just search for "Scholastic News."

Early World of Learning

Read about scarecrows in Early World of Reading's Welcome to Reading. 

Then, go to Print and Do to find a fun activity that uses Trek, the scarecrow from Trek's Travels. For example under Letters, use Draw a Picture of Yourself Next to Trek. Under Sets, there are several printables that ask students to find the similarities and differences in pictures of the scarecrow.

Don't forget to take a look in Know It! under the Weather category for the Changing Seasons article and Cool Autumn article, both nonfiction.  

Digital Video Collection

Finally, check out the streaming videos available in the DVC. Search for "autumn" and limit your search to PreK-3. You will find several videos appropriate for your students to view."Fall" is available in both Spanish and English for ELL. 

There's lots of great content for your PreK-5 classroom at www.infohio.org!  Bonfires, football games, and falling leaves - INFOhio has it all! (Except for tissues for those cold weather bugs!) Happy Fall!

About the Author

Emily Rozmus

Emily Rozmus

Emily Rozmus has been an Integration Librarian for INFOhio since December 2013. Before this, she was the district librarian and high school English teacher for Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools. In her 20 years there, she worked on teams to implement curriculum, develop district growth plans, integrate technology, create instruction for information literacy, and foster teacher development. At INFOhio, she focuses on helping educators use INFOhio resources to improve early literacy. Her work has resulted in instructional "bags" for Ohio teachers, early literacy webinars, partnerships with like-minded agencies, and numerous statewide presentations to teachers, administrators, and educational leaders in Ohio. In her free time, she reads, enjoys time with her husband and three teenaged children, and plans for her next big adventure in life.

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