Learning all about apples as a child is one of my fondest memories. This time of year always makes me nostalgic for my childhood. Anyone else? I absolutely love this time of year!
To help kick off the season of fall, I’ve just finished a resource totally dedicated to the deliciously fresh and crispy fruit: apples!
Here’s a little breakdown of some of what is included:
Life of an Apple” Differentiated Life Cycle Mini-Books – These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale.
Here’s are some sample pages from the mini-books. You can clearly see the difference between the three options. Providing differentiation in your instruction guarantees all students will be successful!
Apple Close Reading Passages (about how to go apple picking and other ways apples are used): These articles are PERFECT to use at the beginning of the year to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
These article pages were designed as a way for you to “hook” your students at the beginning of your apple unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
I’ve also included vocabulary words all about apples. Below you’ll find the instructions on how to play an engaging and fun vocabulary game during small group instruction. I believe providing students with the opportunity to see say the word, read the meaning of the word, and see a picture of the word will help “lock the word in.” All of the cards to play this game are in the apple packet.
I also made some apple graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets that can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.
And, finally, these are some posters to hang and to use while introducing apples (real life photographs that show the life cycle of an apple, important vocabulary words, and what happens to an apple tree in winter, spring, summer, and fall)
You can grab this apple resource at my TPT shop. It’s 20% off. Click on the cover below.