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Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit

Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
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This packet contains everything you need for a week's worth of Elf Fun. There are activities for the book The Littlest Elf by Brandi Dougherty including retelling, character traits activities, venn diagrams, vocabulary activities, work with adjectives, and opinion writing. This unit also includes a math and literacy center that can be used independently or with a whole group. It includes a craft and narrative and opinion writing prompts, a graphing activity and making words center. It also includes everything you need to implement your own classroom elf.

The following standards were covered in this unit:
Activity: The Littlest Elf Book Activities
RL. 1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL. 1.2 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate
understanding of their central message or lesson.
RL. 1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL. 1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
RL 1.9 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of
characters in stories.
L.1 4a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.1 5 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate
understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
L.1 5c With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate
understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
W. 1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Activity: -est synonym Sort
L 1.1 f Use frequently occurring adjectives.
L 1.5 d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
RF. 1.3 f Read words with inflectional endings.
Activity: Craft Writing
W 1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
W. 1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately
sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Activity: Santa’s Helpers Sentences
RF. 1.1a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
Activity: Elf: True or False
1.OA.7. Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false.
For example, which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8
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Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit
Santa's Little Helpers: An Elf Mini Unit