Friday, September 7, 2012

Teacher-Blogger Product Spotlight: Autumn-Themed Unit with a Freebie!

Alright everyone, Autumn is just around the corner, and to celebrate the season that is creeping up on us, I wanted to feature a fellow blogger and teacher’s unit pack that I think you will “fall” for (cheesy pun intended)!

Featured in my first teacher/blogger product swap post is Leah, from Learning-4-Keeps and her wonderful comprehensive Autumn Unit available at her TPT store.  This jam-packed unit includes 39 pages of fun fall-themed ELA and Math activities for first and second graders.  Inside the unit you will find supplements and resources that you can use as morning work, center work, independent work, sub-day work, assessments and more!  I find this unit an excellent value, because it is so full of resources for both math and ELA, which is not the case with many unit packs.

The math sheets cover everything from place value to measurement to odd and even numbers, all with adorable autumn themed clip art.

The ELA sheets include the topics of contractions, homophones, sentences, alphabetical order, and more.  The ELA section also includes  Literacy Integration sheets for the books  The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston, I Know It’s Autumn by Eileen Spinelli, and Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur.

 I can definitely see myself using the included reading and writing graphic organizers (such as the prediction worksheet) in my guided reading groups, but of course they’d work in various instructional models. There are also worksheets for the steps of the writing process, using descriptive words, and so on, all of which are integrated with The Lonely Scarecrow. There is also an art project template for this book.

The I know It’s Autumn unit includes a "think, pair, share," activity, a brainstorming graphic organizer, and a few other writing sheets…perfect for writing centers and workshops!

The Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic literacy integration section includes a class project: "Make an Acrostic Book", word web sheet, drafting sheet, and other writing organizers and sheets.

I know I covered a lot, but it feels like I barely put a dent in describing all the useful worksheets you will get. 

The complete list of items included in this Autumn Unit are: (continue reading)

Math -
~Place Value
~(2) Measurement
~Odd and Even Numbers
~1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less
~100 chart

Language -
~Alphabetical Order
~Editing Sentences

Literacy Unit on the book: "The Lonely Scarecrow"
~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
~Rough Draft
~Scarecrow Template for Art project

Literacy Unit for "I Know It's Autumn"
~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"
~Lesson Plan
~Class Book Activity
~Illustration Venn Diagram worksheet
~ABC Brainstorming printable
~Word Web for Acrostic Planning
~Acrostic Rough Draft template
~Acrostic publishing template

Lots and lots and lots of stuff, huh? Did I mention it is only $6? Still unsure? Check out this downloadable preview freebie with 4 pages from the big pack, by clicking HERE.  Be sure to go and grab your Autumn Unit here at Learning-4-Keep’s store here, and check out her blog here (or click her blog badge below).

Learning 4 Keeps

If you are interested in doing a product feature swap, email me and let me know! Perhaps one of your products could be featured soonJ

Happy blogging and teaching!



  1. Hi Kristin, I found you through Learning 4 Keeps. Love her product described in your post. I love all of her products, actually. I am on my way to check out your products.

  2. Thank you so much. I appreciate it, and will check out your blog too!