Winter may not be my favorite season, but I do love my teaching topics and themes this time of year!
Penguins have always been a favorite of mine to teach and learn about. I feel like I learn something new every time I read some nonfiction penguin books to my class!
Several of the bloggers from The Primary Pack are having this Penguin Palooza to show you some of our popular penguin products, give you some ideas and freebies, and offer a giveaway!
Writing facts about nonfiction text can sometimes be difficult for my young kiddos! I’ve created a few graphic organizer and writing packs to help them through this process. These packs can be used hand-in-hand with several winter topics to help your students become better nonfiction writers!
MyWinter Tree Map Graphic Organizerscan be done whole group by using the anchor chart cards. We always work together to tell facts from the text while I draw and label pictures on the board using these cards. Then, I have my students fill out the graphic organizer. There are 2 versions so I can differentiate and meet the needs of all my learners! It really helps them see the facts that they are coming up with from the text!
Using bubble maps are one of my favorite ways to help my students organize their thoughts about a text! Sometimes they just need to draw a few pictures to get the information down on paper! Writing labels and sentences will be a lot easier after that. My Winter Writing pack is perfect for this! Lots of information gets put into these bubbles, and then I can choose from 2 differentiated writing pages to give to each student so they can write down all the facts they’ve learned!
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Plus, both of these packs will be on sale during our Penguin Palooza!!
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For me, Thanksgiving is all about family and food!! I always loved adding this activity to our writing center so students could make up their own Thanksgiving menu.What's your favorite food for Thanksgiving? Do you do any non-traditional foods? I'm all about the stuffing!Find my Thanksgiving Dinner Writing Activity at the link in my bio.• bit.ly/thanksgivingwritingcenter ... See MoreSee Less
Ready for Halloween?? 🎃👻》》What's your favorite Halloween candy??If you are able to do Halloween themed activities in you classroom, this is a fun one for word work!Students match the pictures, then read and record the sight words (or CVC words). Students can also write sentences using the words.Best part?? It's also EDITABLE! You can type your own words to match the sight words or CVC words your students are currently learning.🔗 bit.ly/halloweensightwordmatch ... See MoreSee Less
Who is ready for spooky season??! 🦇 But really though, I don't do spooky, scary stuff. No thank you! Anyone else that way??I just loved using these graphic organizers during our bats unit. There are 8️⃣ lift-the-flap organizers to choose from with different options for the amount of writing lines. Perfect for readers response and checking comprehension!Not doing a bat unit? No problem! I have these for fall 🍂 and pumpkins 🎃 too. Comment or message me for those links. 》http://bit.ly/batstoryorganizers ... See MoreSee Less