October is the month when things can start to feel a little blah. Keeping students interested can be a little more difficult. These October read alouds are a great way to engage your students, even in a blah month!
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Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos Book Activities
Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos is a new book that is perfect for fire safety week in kindergarten! This book takes students along as the brave firefighters put out a house fire and save a cat.
The reading lesson plans for this unit focus on how the author and the illustrator work together to help the reader better understand the story. Students will learn how to look closely at the pictures to find more information.
They will also get to read a nonfiction text all about firefighters and make the most adorable firefighter craft! These free fire safety week activities would go perfectly with this unit.
Escargot is one of those books that will have your students rolling on the floor laughing as they interact with the story. They will be completely enthralled with Escargot the French snail and his journey to cross the picnic table!
For the book activities, we focused on retelling and asking questions about the pictures to better understand the story.
Phonemic awareness lesson plans are also included each week. This week focuses on producing rhyming words. How fun is this rhyming monster?
This week also contains a nonfiction book all about snails! Students will love learning all about slippery, slimy snails.
Leonardo the Terrible Monster Book Activities
Leonardo the Terrible Monster is a funny story about a monster who just wants to be scary. However, when he meets a boy who is having a bad day, he has to decide what he will do.
The reading lesson plans for this week focus on asking and answering questions about the story. For story elements, students will focus on problem and solution in the story.
The included monster glyph is a fun craft for October! Your students will love making their own monsters. You could even incorporate math by having them graph the class responses.
Stumpkin Book Activities
Stumpkin is unlike the other pumpkins. See, he doesn’t have a stem and who would want a stemless pumpkin for Halloween? This story has a heartwarming ending and your class is sure to love it!
The stumpkin activities for this week really wrap up the previous three weeks. Students will focus on asking and answering questions and looking closely at the pictures. They will also retell the story by making a super cute retell hat!
For a nonfiction connection, you will learn all about pumpkins! Students will get to write all about pumpkins and practice stretching out words while labeling the parts of the pumpkin.
Each week also has an original poem for shared reading written by me just for this unit!
Your students will love singing along with the tune and then making their own paper emergent readers of the poem.
Even if you don’t use the Little Readers Kindergarten Reading Curriculum, I highly recommend these October read alouds for your class! The would be the perfect addition to any classroom library.
Are there any more October picture books we should add to our collection? Let us know down below! ????