winter- reading response
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Fill the month of January with these fun, engaging activities!! This pack includes comprehension and writing activities & crafts for 13 popular January/Winter books, including books for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Groundhog Day. Less than $1 per book, plus 2 bonus ones!
*Martin’s Big Words* by Doreen Rappaport (can also be used with another book about Dr. King)
-Character Analysis web
-Creative Writing- “My Dreams” sheet- dream for school, community and world
*The Mitten Tree* by Candace ChristiSet product imageansen
-Cause and Effect
-Creative Writing Prompt
*The Missing Mitten Mystery* by Steven Kellogg
-Story Recall and Predicting
*The Biggest, Best Snowman* by Margery Cuyler
-Sequencing- Beginning, Middle and End
-Procedural Writing- mini-book “How to Build a Snowman” with picture word wall
*Snowmen at Night* by Caralyn Buehner
-Story Recall- Differentiated
-Creative Writing- Design a snowman and write a story about him/her!
*The Snowy Day* by Ezra Jack Keats
*When Winter Comes* by Nancy Van Laan or
*A Little Bit of Winter* by Paul Stewart
-Creative Writing/Science- brainstorm 5 senses of winter, make flip book
-Creative writing: Acrostic poems for WINTER and SNOW
*Bear Snores On* by Karma Wilson
-Creative Writing Craftivity- “If I were a Bear. . .” with adorable bear craft.
*Bear Wants More* by Karma Wilson
-Compare/Contrast- Differentiated Venn Diagram
*Gretchen Groundhog, It’s Your Day!*
-Persuasive Writing- write a letter to Gretchen
-Writing and Craft- Make a prediction and groundhog headband.
*Sneezy the Snowman*
-Retelling pieces for the pocket chart
-Sequencing cut & paste printable
BONUS (These were in my Christmas Read-Alouds pack):
*The Hat* by Jan Brett
-Cause and Effect: Differentiated
*The Mitten* by Jan Brett
-Predicting:Students predict story ending, then record actual ending.
-Sequencing: Color and B&W pictures for retelling the story, along with a recording sheet
-Art: Students draw other things that can blend in the snow
Most appropriate for grades 1-2, but many activities are differentiated, so there is at least 1 activity per book that can be used in Kindergarten.
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