Professional Development

September 12, 2023

Fall Read Alouds: 6 September Books You Will Love

It’s September and school has settled in, your routines are becoming solidified, and it air starts to get cooler. I truly love to welcome September into the classroom because the pace of our day seems to find its rhythm. We are busy with centers as we get ready for reading small groups to start soon and the students have settled into our reading block of time well. As you are getting ready to bring fall into your classroom, I have put together a list of 6 fall read alouds that are perfect for September. They embrace the fall season and the back to school season that is finishing up. Plus, your students will love them!

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Choosing Books for Fall Read Alouds

As I picked my favorite fall read alouds, I like to keep in mind that usually, I was still trying to build classroom community during this month. I also want to enjoy some things that are all things fall–scarecrows, pumpkins, and leaves.

I also wanted to make sure that the fall read alouds are rich in vocabulary and lend themselves to reading strategies that my readers need help with. This is the time for me to explicitly model how to think like a reader as we work on reading comprehension. The books I picked model making predictions, visualizing, making connections, asking questions, and synthesizing.

6 September Read Alouds

September Read Aloud Lessons Planned For You

If finding time to choose books that are rich in vocabulary, lend themselves to helping model who to think like a reader, and are seasonally fun is tricky for you, then check out these September books and lessons that are planned for you. Everything you need for a purposeful fall read aloud lesson with a September book is at your finger tips! Each book has a full lesson plan with objectives, vocabulary to introduce, direct explanation, modeling, guided practice, and closure components. I guide you through the entire lesson so you never wonder what question to ask or what words to highlight!

I also included vocabulary cards and a vocabulary activity for each book. Because vocabulary is one of the Five Pillars of Reading and is such a strong predictor of reading comprehension as readers grow, I wanted to provide you with plenty of opportunities to reinforce new words.

One of the best parts that teachers are loving is the ready-to-go, printable sticky notes. Not only do you have a full, detailed lesson plan, but you have printable sticky notes to put inside your book with teaching points already written for you.

September Read Alouds has six lesson plans for seven books that help reinforce skills like making predictions, making connections, questioning, visualizing, and inferring. Everything you need for read alouds is all in one place and simple for you!

Be sure to grab your resource today to take planning read alouds off your plate as we head into fall and spooky season!

Happy Teaching,



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Hi, I'm Amanda

I’m a K-1 teacher who is passionate about making lessons your students love and that are easy to implement for teachers.  Helping teachers like you navigate their way through their literacy block brings me great joy. I am a lifelong learner who loves staying on top of current literacy learning and practices. Here, you’ll find the tools you need to move your K-2 students forward!


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