Fall Bulletin Board

Lesson #6424

Create a bulletin board to highlight books read by students this fall.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

Encourage reading with a literature bulletin board as students return back to school. Students post their name, date, recent book read and author's name on individual leaves. Consider differentiating instruction based on grade level and student needs. For example, the teacher may instruct students to draw a scene, list favorite characters, briefly summarize the plot or reflect on what they learned from selected books onto their leaves. The teacher can post a recommended book list or bulletin board guidelines onto the display for student reference. Daily reading improves comprehension and vocabulary skills, which are integral to learning across curriculum. Improve fluency and inspire students to pursue reading beyond the classroom for leisure fun and intellectual growth.

Develop reading comprehension skills as students add leaves to a reading tree for every book they explore this fall.

11188-3IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Lollipop Alphabet, Capital Letters - 3 Inch 13803-TY-Ellison SureCut Die - Leaves, Tiny - Tiny 13900-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Leaf, Maple - Small 17558-3IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Lollipop Shadow Alphabet, Capital Letters - 3 Inch

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Book Lists, Scissors, Tape

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cover the bulletin board in sky blue paper.
  2. Die-cut the title, &"Fall Into a Good Book,"; using 3" Lollipop Alphabet and 3" Lollipop Shadow Alphabet in fall colors. Mat the letters and adhere the title to the poster.
  3. Using construction paper in two deeper shades of brown, start tearing different size strips and layering them on a lighter piece of tan construction paper. Die-cut XL Bare Tree from completed multi-colored paper. If a larger tree is desired, free form the trunk and branches from the layered paper (Figure A).
  4. Die-cut small or tiny Maple Leaf shapes from red, orange, yellow and green construction paper (Figure B).
  5. Arrange leaves on the tree branches (Figure C).
  6. When the leaves already adhered to branches on the bulletin board have been filled, continue adding leaves around the tree (see Main Photo).

English Language Arts: Reading for Perspective

K-12: Standard 1

  • Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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