The Best Book Activities for Fall


Book companions are a fun and engaging way to get students interacting with a read aloud picture book! When I was teaching I had a lot of difficulty finding leveled book companions that would meet the needs of students in my self-contained classroom, so I made my own. Here’s a look inside the best book companions for special education classrooms (fall/ autumn themed!)

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WHAT ARE BOOK COMPANIONS?

Book companions are a set of effective extension activities that go along with a published book. Book companions are a SUPPLEMENT to the book and do not contain any text from the book. You must have access to the book to use the book companion (you can get access by purchasing the book on amazon, finding the book at your library, or listening to a read aloud on youtube.)

HOW DO YOU USE BOOK COMPANIONS?

First, the teacher would read the book aloud in a whole group setting. Then the students would break apart into independent work and small group to use the companion materials at their own level.

MY BOOK COMPANIONS INCLUDE:

Leveled Comprehension Quizzes

– Level 1: Picture Comprehension

– Level 2: Written Response

– Level 3: Blank Response

Visuals

– Craft (with real picture visuals)

– Whole Group

Vocabulary

– Clips Cards

– Matching Cards

Worksheets

– Craft Sequencing

– Sequencing

– Story Map

Teacher Planning Guide

– Suggested Schedule

– Suggested Materials

WHY ARE SIMPLY SPECIAL ED’S BOOK COMPANIONS DIFFERENT?

My book companions are specifically created with special education and self-contained classrooms in mind. What does that mean? My book companions include leveled materials that will meet the needs of every student in your classroom. This makes the planning easier on the teacher. I also select the books with special education classrooms in mind.

Here are the fall book companion books!

WHAT BOOKS ARE INCLUDED FOR THE FALL SET?

The FALL Set of Book Companions includes the following picture books (affiliate links below):

READY TO TRY FALL BOOK COMPANIONS?

Grab Fall Book Companions on TPT here.

Grab Fall Book Companions on SSE here.

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