Scarecrow themed lesson plans are just perfect for fall! We love the book, Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant (affiliate link) and your class will too!
Scarecrow Read Aloud
This book is flat-out adorable! Students fall in love with his gentle nature! This is a book they beg to hear again and again, which makes it perfect for our close reading lessons. We start the book on a Monday and read it each day to grasp more meaning from the text. I will share a few of the activities for the week.
Recalling Text Details
Since this book is not really a book that has a sequential order, students are asked to recall details that were in the text or not in the text. Then the students complete their own text details page.
Making Text to Self Connections
The next time we read this book, the students were asked to make connections with the book with THIS response page. Love the little mouse in the pocket!
The scarecrow in this story is so gentle and kind. The text provides a lot of evidence to support this. As a class, we spend time discussing his character traits and supporting our talk with text evidence. Then the students also work on responding.
You can find all of these book activities by clicking HERE.
Naturally, a fun craft is part of our week!
You can find this craft activity by clicking HERE.
Students were given the challenge to build a scarecrow out of clay! They loved this, but they also had to think about and make a plan so they could make him stand upright.
You can find this activity by clicking HERE.
Scarecrow Themed Centers
We have a few fun math activities and centers that also go with this book! There is a spin and build activity!
and a counting on activity (with differentiation)!
We also had two literacy center activities. Students worked on putting the scarecrow puzzle together with digraphs.
And then we had a scarecrow word family puzzle as well!
You can find these center activities by clicking HERE.
Scarecrow Snack Ideas
I fell in love with these different scarecrow snack ideas! (Source)
This one is pretty cute as well. It is made with applesauce cups! (Source)
Again, Scarecrow is such a fantastic book to use for your reading lessons, but you will also find some great writing lesson possibilities in this book as well!