Fall is here! One of my favorite ways to welcome fall in my classroom is to write about fall leaves and then display the student writing in our hallway for all to see. This mini unit includes two different fall leaf crafts and 4 different CCSS writing prompts, which allows you to do just that!
The variety of crafts and prompts included in this mini unit is sure to offer you a variety of fall writing activities that you can display in or outside your classroom for years to come.
This mini unit includes the following:
-Suggestions for Use
-Tissue Paper Collage Leaf Craftivity (directions and templates included)
-Silly Leaf Craftivity (3 options, templates and sample photo included)
-All Kinds of Leaves poem (narrative writing; includes a rough draft version and a version for publishing)
-Would You Rather Jump in a Pile of Leaves or Jump on a Trampoline? (opinion writing prompt; includes 2 different prewriting organizers and two different sets of lined paper: handwriting lines and regular lines)
-Fall Leaves (informative writing prompt; includes 2 different prewriting organizers and two different sets of lined paper: handwriting lines and regular lines)
-A Leaf Named _______ (narrative writing; 2 different prewriting organizers and two different sets of lined paper: handwriting lines and regular lines)
-Describe a Fall Leaf (students color a fall leaf and then select words that describe that leaf from a set of provided adjectives-cut and paste activity)
-Fall Leaves/Green Leaves Venn Diagram (students will compare and contrast fall leaves and green leaves)
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This unit is aligned to the following CCSS:
W2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
W2.2 Write informative texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure (includes poetry and creative writing).