Fall Lesson Plans For Middle School

Fall lesson plans for middle school students can be a challenge to find. The fall is a great time because it signals that school is back in session for many students. It is also a very colourful season and a great time to get outside with your classes before the cold winter weather sets in. 

I have created some fall-themed lesson plans that would be a great fit for your middle school classroom. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and start planning your lessons.

 

Back To School 

Back to School Activities Bundle

This Back to School Activities bundle is geared towards upper elementary and middle school students. It is a great mix of both independent and collaborative back-to-school activities for the first two weeks of school.

Included Activities:

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Student Info Sheet 
  • Interview The Room Activity 
  • Dear New To Me Teacher Letter Writing Activity
  • Letter To Yourself Time Capsule Activity
  • Student Seating Plan Choice Card 
  • Student Identity Art Assignment 
  • Journal Writing Summer Vacation Prompts 
  • Interactive Story Writing Activity 
  • Back to School Bingo

Teacher Feedback

“I love the idea of letter writing at the beginning of the year. Gives me a chance to see what their writing is like. I am looking forward to returning to the students the letters they wrote in September!!”

Back to School Mega Bundle

Teachers save time and money by purchasing this back-to-school mega bundle. You will get access to 5 ready to go resources that will help you and your students get to know each other during the first week of school. These resources are perfect for virtual or in-person cooperative learning as well as social-emotional learning.

Mega Bundle Includes:

  1. 9 Different Back to School Activities
  2. Digital Escape Room
  3. Creative Writing Choice Board Assignment
  4. School Uniforms Non-Fiction Article
  5. Classroom Reward Coupons

Teacher Feedback

“The ice breakers allowed the students to get to know each other and kept them engaged. I especially enjoyed the escape room activity, thank you for a quick and easy-to-use bundle for the first week of school!”

Back to School Creative Writing

In this Back To School Creative Writing Assignment, students will select one of the provided character roles: classroom desk, old backpack, gym floor, lunch bag, student and create a written or visual product based on the character’s specific writing prompt.

Included in this Resource:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • 1 Creative Writing Assignment
  • 1 Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 – Level 4)
  • 1 Points-Based Grading Rubric (Provides a final percentage mark)
  • Google Classroom ready PDFs
  • Google Slides format

Teacher Feedback

“Great activity for back to school. My students loved it.”

Fall Lesson Plans

Fall Creative Writing Assignment

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

Included in this Package:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • 1 Creative Writing Assignment
  • 1 Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 – Level 4)
  • 1 Points-Based Grading Rubric (Provides a final percentage mark)
  • Google Classroom ready PDFs
  • Google Slides format

Teacher’s Feedback

“A great resource to use in the fall for creative writing. My students loved the options that were given. Thank you!”

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. 

This is a perfect activity to help build community with cooperative learning and engage students in social-emotional learning for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This digital escape room should take your students about 30 minutes to 60 minutes to complete from start to finish.

Resource Includes:

  • Digital Escape Room with 10 Challenges (“locks”)
  • Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
  • Answer Key
  • Student Instructions

Teacher Feedback

“Fun activity to get the students in the fall mood”

Halloween Lessons

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. 

Resource Includes:

  1. Digital Escape Room with 10 Challenges (“locks”)
  2. Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
  3. Answer Key
  4. Student Instructions
  5. Reflection Questions

Teacher Feedback 

“When surveyed about what they would like to do on Halloween in class, many of my kiddos voted for an escape room. I went searching and found just what I was looking for with this resource. Engaging for them, easy for me. Just what every teacher needs on an exciting Halloween day. :)”

Middle School Halloween Unit

This engaging Halloween Unit contains 5 different lesson activities that will help reinforce your students’ reading and writing skills. Students will learn about the historical background of Halloween traditions and prepare for a Halloween discussion about current Halloween customs.

Unit Overview:

  • Lesson 1: History of Halloween Video & Readings
  • Lesson 2: Halloween Opinion Writing
  • Lesson 3: Halloween Opinion Fishbowl Discussion & Paragraph Assignment
  • Lesson 4: Halloween Around the World Reading
  • Lesson 5: Halloween Creative Writing Assignment 

Teacher Feedback

“Used this for a fun break from our normal routine. Students enjoyed it!”

Halloween Creative Writing

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

Included in this Resource:

  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • 1 Halloween Creative Writing Assignment
  • 1 Standards-Based Grading Rubric (Level 1 – Level 4)
  • 1 Points-Based Grading Rubric (Provides a final percentage mark)
  • Google Classroom ready PDFs
  • Google Slides format

Teacher Feedback

“Lots of choices provided for students to choose from in this creative writing assignment.”

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