edHelper.com
Apples
Autumn Apples



Autumn Apples
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.02

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    altogether, bushel, flesh, sun-warmed, afternoons, possible, several, kinds, meant, pressed, nearby, mornings, since, reason, seeing, wild
     content words:    If Charlotte, Honey Crisp


Print Autumn Apples
     Print Autumn Apples  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print - PDF format
     Quickly Print: PDF (2 columns per page)

     Quickly Print: PDF (full page)


Quickly Print - HTML format
     Quickly Print: HTML


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on Autumn Apples
     Leave your feedback on Autumn Apples  (use this link if you found an error in the story)


Other Languages
     Spanish: Manzanas de otoño


Autumn Apples
By Mary L. Bushong
  

1     Charlotte's eyes sparkled, and she could not keep still. She stared out the car window as they drove into the mountains. They were not tall mountains, but they were tall enough. The leaves always turned color there first. Charlotte loved seeing the trees change color, because it meant one thing. Apple season!
 
2     If Charlotte had to choose a food she liked best, it was apples! She could hardly wait to bite into the first one of the year. Her mouth watered as she thought of the sweet juice and the white apple flesh inside.
 
3     The orchard was on the top of a low, wooded mountain. The road wound back and forth as they slowly climbed to the top. Charlotte even saw five big, wild turkeys. This was really being in the country. Finally, they arrived at the orchard.
 
4     Charlotte took a deep breath as she got out of the car. It even smelled like fall! She tried to decide what autumn smelled like. Maybe a bit like smoke and crushed acorns. It smelled like fresh pressed apple cider and wind fall apples under the trees. It smelled like cool mornings and sun-warmed afternoons. It smelled like many things, but altogether, they were autumn.
 
5     The whole family walked to the long, low apple shed to see about getting their apples. There were already several kinds to choose from, McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Gala, but Charlotte liked the Gala apples best. It seemed like the perfect name for an apple to celebrate the new season.

Paragraphs 6 to 12:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


Apples
             Apples


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper