October is an exciting time in kindergarten. And every grade. It’s also one of those months that is challenging to keep kids engaged. You know what I mean. Trick or treating. Candy. Costumes. The kids are on 10 all month long. That’s why it’s so important to have fun, exciting books and lessons to keep them focused.
Keep reading to see our favorite October comprehension lessons using our kid-tested, teacher-approved Read It Up resources to build strong readers and writers!
Creepy Pair Of Underwear
What kid (and adult) doesn’t love anything underwear related?! Want to engage your kids? Read a book about underwear. Creepy Pair Of Underwear is a class favorite. It’s great for sequencing, predictions, and problem/solution. And underwear. All the green, glowing underwear!
And of course, you must dress the part! And since you can’t buy a Creepy Pair Of Underwear costume, you make it! I just used green foam board, white paper, and a marker! The straps are made from ribbon!
The perfect companion to Creepy Pair of Underwear is Creepy Carrots! The kids love this book. The ending is a great tool for some great higher-order thinking skills and discussions. It’s also a great book for a STEM lesson where students build a fence to keep the carrots in! Our Read It Up! creation makes bringing it all together super easy.
And yes, I wear a carrot costume!
After reading both Creepy books, you can do a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the stories!
Stellaluna is a beautiful book about friendship and acceptance. It’s also a great book to teach kids about bats and points of view! Our Read It Up! creation can really help make this easy for you.
Room On The Broom
Room On The Broom is a classic. A must-read. It’s great for rhyming words, retelling, and sequencing! Let us help make this easy for you by using our Read It Up! creation.
Spookley The Square Pumpkin
We use Spookley to work on citing text evidence, adjectives, and writing. This is a great story about how being different is a good thing. Snag our Read It Up! creation to bring together all this learning fun with Spookley!