This product is a one-day unit on the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. It was meant to be taught before the ceremony airs on television. However, it would also be appropriate for the day after, as well.
The product includes:
- 1 original article on the Opening Ceremony. The article is
appropriate for a shared reading with first graders, or an
independent reading for second graders.
- 1 vocabulary word search to go with the article.
- Reading comprehension questions that are aligned with
Common Core standards.
- 1 Writing/Math Craftivity. In this craftivity, students are
designing their own Olympian, complete with uniform.
Students are asked to write the shapes that they would use for
the basic parts of the body. They then construct the body of
their Olympian using those shapes. This is good application of
the 1st grade geometry standards.
After the students have designed their Olympian, they are
asked to write a descriptive piece about their Olympian.
Teachers are to place the Olympians around the room.
Students read their writing, and the other students are to guess
which Olympian is the one being described.