ESL andand use right away. They will see these fall vocabulary words throughout the community, at stores, in advertisements, and on holiday cards. EL students always appreciate learning vocabulary that they can see
Not all of these vocabulary words need to be assigned for memorization at once, but having them all on one page provides a good reference for your students to keep in their notebooks.
Several vocabulary activities follow the word list.
cranberry / cranberries
leaf / leaves
sweet potato / sweet potatoes
back to school
Trick or treat!
Give your students opportunities to use these fall vocabulary words throughout the season in their writing assignments, conversation practice, and in exercises like these:
Sort the fall vocabulary words into categories such as: things you can bake, colors of fall foliage, things that grow, Thanksgiving Dinner Foods, words associated with harvest, and other categories you or your students think of.
Fill In the Blank
As a vocabulary practice activity, write sentences that are missing a word and let your students use their list to determine what word best fills in the blank. Sample sentences using fall vocabulary include:
Pumpkin pie and apple pie are two popular desserts to ______ in the fall.
The farmer put a ______ in the field to scare away the crows.
The children carved the pumpkin into a scary ______.
Cloze paragraphs are paragraphs with words and phrases missing that students fill in on their own. An example of a cloze paragraph using fall vocabulary is:
Fall, also known as ________, is a season that includes the months of _______, _______, and _______. During fall, the weather turns from warm to ________ and the _______ on the trees change from green to _______, _______, _______, and _______.
Writing Assignments and Journal Activities
Give your students plenty of practice using their new words in the journals and other writing assignments. Some journal topics for fall vocabulary include:
What is your favorite part of fall?
What fall activities are happening in your community?
What is your least favorite part about fall?
Crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and word searches are great practice. All of these games can be made online at DiscoverySchool.com by using the Puzzle Maker application.