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Flipping For Fall Hop


Hello Friends!

Courses for my online Reading endorsement and "real school" responsibilities continue to prevent me from creating new resources or blog content for you, but this mentor text FREEBIE from last year is worth recycling in honor of the arrival of my favorite season this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016!   I hope that your students enjoy and learn from it!


Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!


Happy fall, y'all!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!



'Tis the season for all things autumn-related my friends!  Pour yourself a cup of apple cider, slice yourself a piece of pumpkin pie, or treat yourself to some homemade soup as you make your way through our fabulous blog hop full of freebies!  I hope that our collection of literacy lessons based on favorite mentor texts will be a big hit in your classroom! 

Fall Mixed Up, written by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Chad Cameron, is a book I discovered last year, and just shared with my class this week!   Nothing is more fun than this story that features familiar seasonal sights, sounds, and sensations that have been turned upside down and all around!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!


Imagine a scarecrow standing guard in a field full of candy corn-on-the cob and a baseball player catching a football with a mitt! Squirrels migrating with helium balloons tied to their backs and geese hibernating inside of hollow logs are both sights that will make your student squeal gleefully with delight!

My second graders have such fun finding all of the "wrong" things cleverly depicted on every page, and laugh heartily at the fun "mash-up" of each month's name!  Septober, Octember, Nocember, and Devember have a very difficult time keeping their usual holidays and happenings straight as well! Monarch butterflies emerging out of milkweed pods and a Thanksgiving table loaded down with all sorts of Halloween candy are just a few of the wacky and whimsical illustrations your students will enjoy looking at again and again!

After I read this story aloud to my students, we strengthen our vocabulary skills by re-visiting  the text and creating word study anchor charts together.  First we pull out all of the synonyms and antonyms, and then we list all of the rhyming word pairs we can find. After that, we go back through the story and have fun correcting all of the mixed-up sentences.  Caramel pumpkins get replaced with caramel apples, leaves get raked into piles instead of sticks, and geese hibernate instead of migrate! I've created this set of printables based on the above activities, and hope that your students will enjoy them!  Click {HERE} to download!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!



Barn Dance by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault is another great mentor text to help reinforce rhyme and seasonal vocabulary, and features a scarecrow that plays the fiddle for a barnyard of square-dancing animals!  Be sure to check out this companion resource for it {HERE}.



Fall Mixed Up is the perfect mentor text to get your students excited to read and write about fall! Celebrate the season with this beautifully illustrated and giggle-inducing mentor text!








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Did you catch my mystery word?  If not, it is scarecrow.    Download this graphic {HERE} to help you keep track of all of them!






Thanks for visiting today, and be sure to come back soon!  I'd love for you to follow me on social media using the icons at the top of this page! You might also like this collection of other fall-themed lesson ideas and activities!


Follow Jennifer Boney-Reynolds's board Fall Themed Resources on Pinterest.


Be sure to head over to  Reading Royalty next to find Michaela's sequencing activity that compliments The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything!


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See our complete line-up of mentor texts that are
 perfect for the primary grades
below!
 
Primary (Kindergarten - 2nd Grade) Blog Hop
Vocabulary from Gay
Math and Literacy from Bridget
Expository Texts from Alison
Letter & Sound Identification from Janelle
Character's Feelings from Jessica
Vocabulary & Rhyme from Jennifer
Sequencing from Michaela
Author's Purpose from Daliene
Vocabulary from Cathy
Personal Narratives from Janiel
Verbs with Anita
Author's Craft from Carla
 
As always, thank you for sharing my story!  Continue to hold a song in your heart, dream a little dream, and teach your children well!  Know that I wish you an awesome autumn!

Peace out,





Jennifer Reynolds
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  1. I love the sentence mix-up. This will be great for my tutoring group! :)

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    1. I thought it would be fun for students to "fix" the seasonal mistakes, too! Sort of like "Where's Waldo!"....but with words, right? Thanks so much for commenting!
      ~Jennifer

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  2. I bet your kids have a great time with these. I love the freebie. Thanks for joining in the hop.
    Carla

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  3. I've never heard of this book, it looks really fun!!

    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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