This fun fall unit for first or second grade contains reading, writing and vocabulary activities based around the Splat the Cat story, “The Pumpkin-Picking Plan” by Rob Scotton. An original nonfiction story about how to pick a real pumpkin is also included,with related close read, fluency, and comprehension activities. Students will love to make a headband, draw Splat using basic shapes, and write a letter and story about Splat. A bingo game, word search and rhyming words activity will also help students practice vocabulary words in fun ways. This book is available at book stores like Barnes and Noble or possibly through Scholastic Book Orders. Don’t miss out on this most enjoyable unit. It's a perfect pick for the season!