The Season of Fall Research Unit

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We can’t believe that fall is already here! There are so many seasonal changes that occur in the fall, so what better topic to cover with your kindergarten, first and second grade students.  Our students always love fall themed activities!  Fall changes can be such a HUGE topic to teach, so we’ve broken it down into parts that have worked in our classrooms. Our Discovering the Season of Fall Research Unit is well-organized, easy to differentiate, and covers a variety of information about this important topic.

Check out the different elements that are included in this unit, as well as our other seasonal research units. Then, look for a link at the end to grab an exclusive FREEBIE to help grab your students’ attention and get them started with this unit!

PowerPoint Presentations

Begin the unit by engaging your class with a colorful PowerPoint presentation to introduce the topic.  Give students a chance to demonstrate their knowledge about fall by moving into a group discussion after the open-ended question is given on the last slide.  Later, re-visit the PowerPoint throughout the week based on the needs of your class and time frame of your lesson.

Student Workbooks

Color print, then staple the workbooks together for each student. Next, trim the edges if time allows making a smaller booklet that will fit nicely in each pocket.

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Students can read for information on the topic then answer comprehension questions related to the topic at the bottom of each page. You can easily adapt this activity to be independent work, small group work, or partner work depending on the level of your students. For students below level, you may choose to open the document onto a Smart Board and read along with them in a whole group setting. 

Anchor Chart

Use the colorful pictures and text at the beginning of the unit to create beautiful anchor charts that can be displayed in your classroom throughout the unit.  Later, have students participate in making an anchor chart to show their increased understanding.

Vocabulary Cards

Print, laminate and cut these eye-catching vocabulary words to serve as visuals for students to refer back to throughout the unit.  Later, hang them on your word wall, classroom door, bulletin boards, or even make students their own copies of the cards to serve as an easy reference.

Interactive Vocabulary Puzzle Pieces

Vocabulary picture-definition-word puzzle pieces are perfect to use for centers, partner work, or even for practice as homework. You can laminate and cut the pieces to use year after year in centers or let the students have their own copies to put into their pocketbooks. Our students love to manipulate the puzzles and then use the vocabulary cards to check their work!

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Vocabulary Flip Books

Students can demonstrate their knowledge of key vocabulary words using the interactive vocabulary flip book.  Give them picture cards, and they can cut, match, and glue onto corresponding outer flaps. Then, they can write the definition/describe the vocabulary words using the lines on the inside of the book.

Graphic organizers and writing paper

Students can complete graphic organizers either as an independent activity or whole group to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, writing multiple key details and facts. Then, they can use the graphic organizers as a reference to create a longer writing piece, consisting of multiple paragraphs.  There are 2 options for handwriting lines to easily differentiate student needs.

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Supplemental Pages and Early Finisher Work

Multiple activities are included to supplement the content learned through the student comprehension workbooks and the PowerPoint presentation. Activities can be used for morning work, early finishers, or for homework.  This pack includes ABC order, a crossword puzzle, acrostic poem, and word search.

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How to Assemble the Pocketbook

Instructions for creating the pocketbook are included in your download. They are really easy to make! All you need is a binding machine (most schools already have one), binding combs, and construction paper. If your school doesn’t have a binding machine you can use, we like this binding machine. It is a great deal and comes along with 100 binding combs! When your binding combs run out, grab our favorite ones here. *Affiliate links included


Thanks for checking out all of the different elements that are included in our The Season of Fall Research Unit!!! We know your students will LOVE it as much as ours have!!!

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Grab your 19 page Discovering Fall PowerPoint presentation for FREE for clicking the link right here!


All 4 seasons are currently available as research units in print or digital formats! You may also like to incorporate digital task cards for each season on Boom Learning!



We hope you found this overview of our The Season of Fall Research Unit helpful!  Happy Teaching! 🙂


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