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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 lesson plans for not only the fall season but also the fall holidays that would be a great fit for your middle school classroom. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and start planning your fall lesson plans!

 

Fall Lesson Plans – Back To School 

Back to School Activities Bundle

Your fall lesson plans will most likely start with some back to school activities. This Back to School Activities Bundle is geared towards upper elementary and middle school students. It is a great mix of independent and collaborative back-to-school activities for the first two weeks of school. 

Included in this Resource:

  • 15 Activities (Get To Know You Activities, Writing Activities & Creative Activities)
  • Detailed Teacher Instructions
  • Suggest Teaching Plan
  • Rubrics & Exemplars
  • PDF & Google Slides™ Formats

You can find the Back to School Activities Bundle on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

Back to School Mega Bundle

Teachers, save time and money by purchasing this back-to-school mega bundle to add to your fall lesson plans. You will get access to 5 ready-to-go resources to 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 and 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

You can find the Back to School Mega Bundle on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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, or 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

You can find the Back to School Creative Writing resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Teacher Feedback

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

Fall Lesson Plans

Fall Creative Writing Assignment

Perfect for your fall lesson plans, this Fall Creative Writing Assignment will have students 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. 

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

You can find the Fall Creative Writing Assignment on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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

Add some fun digital escape rooms to your fall lesson plans! 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. 

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. 

Included in this Resource:

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

You can find the Fall Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Teacher Feedback

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

Fall Lesson Plans – Halloween Lessons

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. 

Included in this Resource:

  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

You can find the Halloween Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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 five lesson activities to 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 

You can find the Middle School Halloween Unit on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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, or 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

You can find this Halloween Creative Writing Resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Teacher Feedback

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

Fall Lesson Plans – Thanksgiving Lessons

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.

Thanksgiving Activities

No fall lesson plans would be complete without some Thanksgiving activities. This middle school Canadian Thanksgiving activities 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.

This Resource Includes:

  • 11 Thanksgiving Activities
  • Detailed Lesson Plans
  • MP3 Audio Files of Articles
  • Choice Board Format
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Answer Keys
  • PDF & Google Slides™ Formats

You can find the Middle School Canadian Activities on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

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. Note: This digital escape room is about food and gratitude. It does not cover any traditional Thanksgiving narratives or stereotypes.

This Resource includes:

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

You can find the Thanksgiving Digital Escape Room on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

I hope these fall lesson plans give you some ideas to use with your students.

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