By Beth Sycamore
Share the poem “Autumn Leaves.” As you read, invite children to imagine they are leaves, fluttering and falling quietly to the ground. Review that “autumn” is another name for “fall.” It is the season that comes between summer and winter. Encourage children to share things they like to do or see in autumn!
This poem and lesson were specifically designed to offer a lively context and spark an interest in words! Includes an illustrated poem, a teacher's page, and tips for teaching with the lesson!
Apply Words to Real LifeHave children think about how the words they are learning apply to their own lives. For example, as children listen to a poem about autumn leaves that twirl (“Autumn Leaves”) they might visualize twirling spaghetti on a fork or twirling around themselves to understand the movement of leaves as they twirl to the ground!