Are you looking for a way to help your students organize their expository writing? This FREE flip book has clear transition words that help guide young writers as they explain the steps it takes to make pumpkin pie.
The prep for this flip book is quite simple. Just print your pages and trim them just above the dotted line. Then assemble them in order and place two staples along the top. I alternated between orange and white paper, but you can print them on all white paper if you would like.
I love introducing my writing lessons with a picture book. “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman is one of my absolute favorite Halloween picture books and it would be a wonderful read aloud before this activity. In the book, the spooky characters have to figure out how to get the pumpkin off of the vine so that the witch can make pumpkin pie for the party. It is a great story that teaches about the importance of working together, and not judging others.
You can find this book in most libraries, but if you are interested in adding it to your own collection, click the photo to grab your own copy. This is an Amazon Associate link, which means if you purchase, I will receive compensation from Amazon at no additional cost to you.
After reading the story, you can have your students write the directions for how the witch could have possibly made that pumpkin pie. Remember, these recipes don’t have to be edible. The point of this activity is to get your students to come up with a logical sequence of directions and be able to write them in order. There are picture clues on each page to help students who may not have any experience baking pumpkin pie.
I wanted to really focus on the transition words, so that students can see how they help their readers move from one step to the next. This will also help your students organize their thoughts as well.
Fall is my favorite season. I love pumpkin candles, pumpkin patches, pumpkin pie- and well, basically everything pumpkin! I wanted to share a free pumpkin activity with all of you to thank you for supporting Literacy with the Littles. I hope that you and your little writers love this free flip book.
You can grab your freebie by clicking here.
If you loved this activity, make sure you check out my Fall Writing Craftivities. They are the perfect way to display your students’ writing all season long. This set comes with 35 writing prompts and 25 darling toppers to give you plenty of options to keep your students writing all fall. They are super low prep, and make the perfect addition to your bulletin boards. I love pairing them with my favorite seasonal stories. I have also included some fun book report writing pages to help your students recommend their favorite books to their classmates. This set includes craftivities for Johnny Appleseed, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and non-holiday seasonal options.
This set is also available in my “Writing Craftivities for the Whole Year” Bundle. You can snag darling craftivities for the entire year by clicking the photo.
If you are looking for more fun pumpkin freebies, I have teamed up with some other fabulous teachers to share more great pumpkin freebies. You can find the links below.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Pumpkin Place Value Activities // Fairy Poppins
How to Make a Pumpkin Pie // Literacy With the Littles
Pumpkin Addition Mats // A Dab of Glue Will Do
Pumpkin Alphabet Cards // Stay at Home Educator
Pumpkin Number Sequencing // The STEM Laboratory
Pumpkin Shape Match Up // Playdough to Plato
Pumpkin Patch Roll Cover // Teach Me Mommy
Pumpkin Observation Page // Mrs. Jones Creation Station
Pumpkin Sight Word Game // The Primary Post
Pumpkin Skip Counting // Happy Days in First Grade
Parts of a Pumpkin Density Experiment // Schooling a Monkey (not pictured)
Pumpkin Counting Clip Cards // Sara J. Creations (not pictured)