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Fall Themed Middle School Lessons

Fall lesson ideas for the middle school classroom including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day and Service Projects from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Summer and fall both rival each other for the favourite season spot in my heart. I love each season for different reasons. As a teacher, I love the fresh air and new school year that fall brings. It can be challenging to find fall themed middle school lessons. 

During this season, move your fall themed middle school lessons outdoors as much as possible because, over the next few months, winter moves in and your class will spend too much time indoors due to cold weather days. 

Check out the various ideas below to get inspired for your classroom using fall themed middle school lessons. 

Fall Themed Middle School Lessons

Fall Creative Writing Assignment: Students will select one of the provided character roles: coffee shop employee, garden rake, tree, family pet, or squirrel and create a written or visual product based on the character's specific writing prompt.

Fall Creative Writing Assignment: Students will select one of the provided character roles: coffee shop employee, garden rake, tree, family pet, or squirrel and create a written or visual product based on the character’s specific writing prompt. Find the Fall Creative Writing Assignment on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Fall Digital Escape Room: This fall-themed digital escape room provides students with the opportunity to work independently or with their peers to solve 10 fall-related challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to "escape" from the gym storage room that they have accidentally locked themselves into. 

Fall Digital Escape Room: This fall-themed digital escape room allows students to work independently or with their peers to solve ten fall-related challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to “escape” from the gym storage room they accidentally locked themselves into. Find this resource on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Fall Themed Middle School Lessons – Halloween 

This Middle School Halloween Unit is packed with 5 exciting and engaging lesson activities that will ignite your students' love for reading and writing while exploring fascinating Halloween traditions and the economics behind this day.

I like to use the last week of October for fun yet educational Halloween activities. Even though our students are in middle school, we need to embed fun into our lesson plans. In this Halloween Unit, students will work through five different activities that will help reinforce students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills. Find the Halloween Unit on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Halloween Digital Escape Room: This Halloween-themed digital escape room allows students to work independently or with their peers to solve 10 Halloween-focused challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to “escape” from the haunted house they accidentally locked themselves into. Find the Halloween Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Halloween Creative Writing Assignment: In this creative writing assignment, students will select one of the provided character roles — pumpkin, costume store owner, street light, black cat, or unwanted candy — and create a written or visual product based on the character’s specific writing prompt. Find the Halloween Creative Writing Assignment on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Halloween Non-Fiction Article: Students will learn about the history of Halloween in this Halloween Non-Fiction Article reading passage. This resource contains one non-fiction article and three reading activities to assist with reading comprehension, standardized test prep and cross-curricular learning. Find the Halloween Non-Fiction Article on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Halloween Stores: Teachers are provided with an engaging podcast listening comprehension lesson based on a podcast segment about how Halloween-specific stores are profitable even though they are only open for a few months of the year. Podcasts are a great medium to share and use with students. Find the Podcast Listening Comprehension Lesson – Halloween Stores on Shopify CAD and Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

If your school allows teachers to dress up for Halloween and you need school-appropriate costume ideas, check out these blog posts:

You can also learn more about incorporating Halloween activities into your fall themed middle school lessons with this blog post: Middle School Halloween Activities.

Fall Themed Middle School Lessons – Thanksgiving  

This Thanksgiving Digital Escape Room allows students to work independently or with their peers to solve 10 food and gratitude-themed challenges. Students must solve the required challenges to "escape" the school basement storage room they accidentally got locked in.

Thanksgiving Digital Escape Room: This Thanksgiving Digital Escape Room allows students to work independently or with their peers to solve ten food and gratitude-themed challenges. Students must solve the required challenges to “escape” the school basement storage room they accidentally got locked in. Participants will use their reading and listening comprehension skills and any general knowledge about Thanksgiving foods (turkey, pumpkin, gravy) to solve each escape room challenge. Find the Thanksgiving Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Enhance your Canadian Thanksgiving festivities in your classroom with these Middle School Canadian Thanksgiving Activities. This resource contains 11 different Thanksgiving-themed activities such as a non-fiction article, a 9-option choice board and a word call game. Note: This resource room is about food and gratitude. It does not cover any traditional Thanksgiving narratives or stereotypes.

Canadian Thanksgiving Activities: This resource contains 11 different Thanksgiving-themed activities, such as a non-fiction article, a 9-option choice board and a word call game. Note: This resource is about food and gratitude. It does not cover any traditional Thanksgiving narratives or stereotypes. Find the Canadian Thanksgiving Activities on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

You can learn more about incorporating Thanksgiving into your fall themed middle school lessons here: Fun Middle School Thanksgiving Activities.

I hope these fall themed middle school lessons gave you an idea of how to incorporate the season into your teaching.

More Seasonal Ideas For Your Fall Themed Middle School Lessons

  • Celebrating Fall Holidays in Middle School: When the fall holiday season arrives, I like to change up my lessons to acknowledge the new season and add some different activities to my lessons. My tip is to embrace the season and all of its holidays.
  • Remembrance Day Lesson Plans for Middle School: Remembrance Day is a very significant day on the calendar as it encourages people to stop and reflect on all of the sacrifices the people in the military have made and continue to make daily to ensure the freedom of the Western world. 
  • Remembrance Day Lessons: A full week of middle school-focused contemporary lesson plans is included in this blog post.
  • Help Students Think About Giving: The fall is a great time to start planning your winter holiday service project. Check out this blog post for ideas from other teachers and how they are making the Christmas season about giving, not getting.

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