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Winter Wonders Literacy Centers and Writer's Workshop

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This 95-paged unit is packed with winter-themed activities including literacy centers, literature mini-unit, cooperative learning activities, week-long Writer's Workshop, and partner games.

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* Tacky the Penguin Mini-Unit {pg. 4-8}- Multiple activities to use after reading this winter story including character analysis, story mapping, character comparisons and story retell.

*Penguin Word Hunt {pg. 9-19} Get your kids moving with this read around the room word hunt. Students will find hidden penguins and record the word written on each.

*Penguin Rhymes {pg. 20-29} In this cooperative activity, each student will be given a penguin word card. Students must read their cards and find their rhyming partner and complete a word family activity.

*Penguin Puzzlers {pg. 30-38} In a Guess Who style game, students will read clues and figure out which penguin each puzzler is describing.

*Mystery Penguins {pg. 39-40} Students will write their own descriptive clues to help their classmates figure out which penguin is the Mystery Penguin.

*Mitten Match {pg. 41-49} In this literacy center, students will practice antonyms by matching pairs of mittens and recording their answers on a sheet.

*Cookie Sweets, Parts of Speech {pg. 50-55} Give your kiddos extra practice identifying nouns, adjectives, and verbs in this sweet literacy center.

* Hot, Hot Cocoa: A Sight Word Game {pg. 56-69} Students will have fun practicing their sight words with this game. Similar to the game BANG.

*Make-A-Word Snowflake {pg. 69-72} Using the letters in the word SNOWFLAKE students will try to make as many new words as they can in this literacy center.

*Make-A-Word Hot Chocolate {pg. 73-76} Using the letters in the words HOT CHOCOLATE students will try to make as many new words as they can in this literacy center.

*How to Build a Snowman Writers Workshop {pg. 77-90} Use this weeklong plan for a writers workshop focusing on sequential writing. Includes suggested literature, brainstorming activity, graphic organizer, final copy paper, and editing checklist.

*Snowman Craft {pg. 91-94} This cute snowman craft can be used to publish students writing or in other seasonal lessons. Picture, templates and directions are included.

*Credits Page {pg. 95}

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On  August 18, 2013Teaching for Fun (TpT Seller) asked:
Polar bears? P-L-EEEE-A-S-E
Would you? Could you, please, make a polar bear workshop this year?
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On  August 21, 2013Krista Wallden answered:
Hi there! Are you thinking a polar bear writing workshop like this one, or polar bear clipart :) ?
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I wanted you to know that the Mystery penguin game was our favorite.
One quote was, "I could play this forever".
Thanks for making the first week of school a hit!
Happy New Year
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Winter Wonders Literacy Centers and Writer's Workshop
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Winter Wonders Literacy Centers and Writer's Workshop
Winter Wonders Literacy Centers and Writer's Workshop