Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Fall Unit and a Freebie!

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be sharing with you a brand new resource! As I have been working on Common Core for weeks, hohum..., I thought I would work on something more creative and fun! I am so excited to be feeling a bit of Fall in the air so this is what I came up with:

Thematic Units were always one of my favorite parts of teaching. As a person who loves themes, I was always so excited to use coordinating activities and literacy projects.  This 39 page download is the perfect addition to any 1st or 2nd grade classroom or for a homeschooling Mama! Each page is complete with cute fall clipart to create a unified product. The following items are included:

Math Worksheets that could be used for homework, seatwork, center work, or extra practice:
~Place Value
~(2) Measurement
~Odd and Even Numbers
~1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less
~100 chart

Language Worksheets that can be used for homework, seatwork, center work, or extra practice:
~Alphabetical Order
~Editing Sentences

Literacy Unit on the book: "The Lonely Scarecrow" by Tim Preston
~Lesson Plan
~Making Predictions worksheet
~Writing about the Story printable (to measure comprehension and the student's ability to summarize)
~Drawing about the story printable for those students who struggle with writing
~Letter to the Lonely Scarecrow template
~Finding and using descriptive words worksheet
~The Writing Process poster
~The Writing Process worksheets for the writing project: 
BrainstormRough DraftRevise/EditPublish
~Scarecrow Template for Art project

Literacy Unit for "I Know It's Autumn" by Eileen Spinelli
~Lesson Plan
~Think, Pair, Share activity
~Autumn Brainstorming word web 
~Autumn rough draft template
~Revision checklist
~Acorn template for final draft

Literacy Unit for "Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic" by Stephen Schnur
~Lesson Plan
~Class Book Activity
~Illustration Venn Diagram worksheet
~ABC Brainstorming printable
~Word Web for Acrostic Planning
~Acrostic Rough Draft template
~Acrostic publishing template

This Pack is FULL of graphic organizers and writing projects. There are also ways noted to individualize instruction. You can buy it here at my Teachers Notebook store, and here at my TPT store!

Just for sticking it out through this post, here is a FREEBIE for you! This is a Fall worksheet pack that includes four worksheets for place value, measurement, ABC order, and Editing Sentences. Just click on the picture! Enjoy!

This will be a part of Freebie Friday and is currently linked up with:


  1. I also love thematic units! I have always found that not only does it give the kids a different way of learning their skills but it also tends to breathe a new life into the teacher since it is not straight out of a textbook or instructor's manual. Thank you for linking up to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

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    Happy Teaching,
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

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