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 quality lessons related to the season.
During this season move your 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.
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 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.
I like to use the last week of October for fun yet educational Halloween activities. Even though our students are in middle school – we still 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.
Halloween Digital Escape Room: This Halloween-themed digital escape room provides students with the opportunity 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 that they have accidentally locked themselves into.
If your school is allowing teachers to dress up for Halloween and you need some school-appropriate costume ideas, check out these two blog posts: 10 Halloween Costume Ideas for English Teachers and 10 Halloween Costumes for English Teachers.
More Seasonal Ideas
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. Click the image for more information.
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 on a daily basis to ensure the freedom of the western world. Click the image for more information.
A full week of middle school-focused contemporary lesson plans are included in this blog post. Click the image for more information.