Check out this list of 20 September Books for Special Education Classes! Your students will learn about fall, different holidays, and more! I have picked a variety of books to meet the needs of all your students’ learning needs. There is a range of difficulty, but most stay in the kindergarten to the second-grade range.
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- Counting on Fall is a great resource to use to incorporate math skills into reading. It is for students above first grade since some of the concepts are a little more complex. The story is cute too!
- Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn is a great story about the changes of the seasons. Join a little girl as she walks through the woods and observes all the things happening around her.
- Hello Autumn is a cute books for young children about the new things that will happen in Autumn.
- What Can You See in Fall? is a book that lends itself to independent reading with a simple repeated text and real-life photos to engage students.
- Apple Trees and the Seasons is a simple nonfiction text about the seasons and how apple trees change. Perfect for reading with an apple unit!
5 September Books About Patriot’s Day
- September 11 by National Geographics is a great nonfiction book for older students. The real-life photos and kid-geared information is a good tool to use for teaching about this historic event.
- September 11: Then and Now is another great nonfiction option for grades 3-5. It explains the events before, during and after. It also talks about how it is affecting things currently.
- The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey is about a fireboat that came to help during the September 11th events. This is written for lower elementary students and provides a different perspective to what happened.
- The Man in the Red Bandana is about a man that saved many people from the upper floors of the buildings. He always carried around a red bandana and it came in handy on this horrible day.
- Towers Falling is a book about how these events are still affecting the world today. How things have changed and may never be the same.
5 More September 11th Books
- Sirius, the Hero Dog of 9/11 is about a dog that was killed in the September 11th events. It shares the bond that a police officer and his service dog share.
- What Were the Twin Towers? is a nonfiction book for older students explaining what these buildings were used for and other information about these structures.
- The Man Who Walked Between the Towers is about an aerialist that walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers in 1974. This doesn’t talk about the events on September 11th but shares a story about the buildings before the tragic events.
- America is Under Attack is a nonfiction text for grades 1-4. It shares a lot of information about the events and shows clippings from newspapers during that time.
- The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks is a nonfiction reader for students in grades 3-6. There are real-life photos and information that is important for students to see and understand but may be sensitive for young children.
5 September Books about Friendship
- The Pigeon and The Peacock is about a pigeon finding himself and understanding that his friends like him even without all the fancy feathers like peacock.
- The Little Book of Friendship is written for young students to understand the importance of being kind to their friends and how friendship can be hard and take work sometimes.
- Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship is about an apple and worm that have to face a bully! Will Mac be strong and stand up for his friend Will the Worm?
- We Don’t Eat Our Classmates is a silly story about a dinosaur that is so excited to go to school, but she just can’t control herself! She just can’t eat her human classmates even if they are yummy!
- Teach Your Dragon to Make Friends is a great social story about making friends and keeping them. Perfect for the beginning of the school year.
Do you have any great books to read in September? Tell us the comments below!