This Introduce Vocabulary: A Day at the Apple Orchard (Faulkner and Krawsky) lesson plan also includes:
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If your class is reading A Day at the Apple Orchard by Megan Faulkner, be sure to use this guide for vocabulary in context. Go over the orchard-related terms (cycle, harvest, orchard, pollen, and ripen) before reading the story aloud. Emerging readers raise a hand when they hear these words in the text, listening for context clues. Comprehension questions encourage pupils to make connections to familiar ideas. Consider using the graphic organizers for the whole class (not just struggling learners).