I love fall, the cool weather, the pumpkin spiced coffee, and the changing color of the leave. Since it is my favorite season, I like to do fall themed things with my kiddos.
One of my favorite books to share with my students is The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg. The story is about a man who was hit by a car and lost his memory. There are a lot of strange things that happen in the book, lots of clues that help us infer who the stranger might be. At the end you discover, although it isn't officially said, that the man is Jack Frost.
This book is new to most of my students. Each year I only have one or two that have heard it before. I love sharing new books with them, and this is one of my favorites. This book is great to use when you are wanting to do a close read of a text. I normally read it to my kiddos to start. Once we discover who the stranger is we go back and read it again. When we read it again we look for the clues that most of us miss when we read it the first time that let us know the stranger is Jack Frost.
What are your favorite fall books to share with your students? Be sure to head over to Collaboration Cuties for other fall book suggestions!