Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Fletcher and The Falling Leaves will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of transitions, this Fletcher and The Falling Leaves picture book by Julia Rawlinson is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
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- Read a summary of Fletcher and The Falling Leaves. You can find it in the section below.
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FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES SUMMARY
Fall has made its way to the forest and the trees are starting to change. Fletcher, a young fox, is very concerned about what is happening to his tree. The leaves have turned brown and dry. When the wind blows, leaves start to fall off the tree. Fletcher tries to help the tree by tying the leaf back onto the branch, but it doesn’t work.
As the wind continues to blow, more and more leaves fall off the tree. Fletcher gets upset when some of the forest animals start taking the leaves for their nests. Soon enough, his tree is bare despite Fletcher’s efforts to save the leaves. When he wakes up early one morning, he finds the tree covered in icicles looking more beautiful than ever. This sight helps him to go back to his den and stop worrying.
FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Fletcher and The Falling Leaves reading comprehension questions focus on:
- summarizing and retelling
- analyzing setting
- plot | problem and solution
- identify the main idea
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- verb tense
- quotation marks
FLETCHER AND THE FALLING LEAVES ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Fletcher and The Falling Leaves?
- Lexile® Measure: AD570L
- Guided Reading Level: L
- DRA Level: 22
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 3.5
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by Julia Rawlinson. It was illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke.
What genre is Fletcher and The Falling Leaves?
It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.