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Lesson Plan: Harvest (Reading - Grade K)

Subject:  Reading

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To read the poem, “Autumn Means Harvest”, and then answer questions about the poem

Common Core StandardCCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.




  • When you think of autumn or the fall, what do you think about?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • Many people think about picking apples or pumpkins in autumn.  This is because autumn is the time when the fruits and vegetables that were grown all summer need to be picked.
  • Farmers who grow different fruits, vegetables and even grains need to get them picked or harvested before it gets too cold and they die or go bad.
  • Harvesting is a lot of work for farmers.  Farmers usually spend weeks harvesting all of the things that they have grown.
  • They then need to store them so that they will last for many months to feed animals and people.
  • Today, we are going to read a poem called, “Autumn Means Harvest.”  Raise your hand if you have read a poem before.
  • A poem tells a story or explains about something and it usually rhymes.  The poem that we are going to be reading today is about a harvest.
  • After you listen to the poem, we are going to do a worksheet together.
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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