Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?
If you are looking for a way to integrate literature to meet CCS, especially informational text and research projects, this is the unit for you!
This unit begins with a classic fairy tale: The Three Little Pigs. Students explore this book through reading (including an emergent reader with many sight words), writing, and other ELA activities.
Next, students will conduct a non-fiction study on wolves, which are often depicted as being "bad" in many fairy tales. Included is an original nonfiction book on wolves with many real photographs, a table of contents, and glossary.
Students will then have the opportunity to share what they have learned about wolves and use this theme to move through a large variety of language arts and CCS math activities.
Included in this unit:
Three Little Pigs Literacy Activities (this may be purchased separately from my store if desired):
-Sequencing Pictures ("First," Next" and "Last")
-Writing Word Bank
-"My Favorite Part of the Three Little Pigs..."writing prompt
-Pig Research Facts (3)
-Pigs: Are, Can, and Have
-Fact or Fiction?
-Wolf Character Map
-Emergent Reader Book (made two to one page for easy assembly)
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? ELA and Math Activities:
-"Wolves" non-fiction book by Rachel Barber (made two to one page for easy copying and assembly)
-"Wolves" Reading Comprehension Quiz
-Online Research Project Links
-Wolf Fact Research Documentation Page
-Two Fact or Opinion Worksheets
-Opinion Writing Response Paper
-Dog Versus Wolf Venn Diagram
-Dog Vs. Wolf Brainstorming Activity
-Roll a Sight Word (words included)
-Roll a Sight Word (fill in with your class' words)
-Don't Wolf Down Your Food! Table Manners Writing Prompt
-My Wolf is Howling Because....creative writing activity
-Word Family Work Includes:
-ig word family pull and read (student cut out bottom strip and pull letters to make new words) and -ig word family write a word and illustrate. Same as above for word families:
-Find Someone Who...Can Read These Words from Word Families (cooperative learning activity) (Two Activities)
-Talking Chips Cooperative Learning Conversations Activity and Chips
-Making Five Pair Up:Activity and Cards
-Wolf Ten Frames (horizontal and vertical)
-I have ___. I need ___ more to make ten. Using Ten Frames (horizontal and vertical)
-Addition and Subtraction Fluency Game
-Counting by Fives
-Counting by Twos
-Make a Graph (Wolf Themed)
-Analyze a Graph
-Roll, Add, and Color Wolves (Two)
-I Have...Who Has? Sight Words Activity
-Elkonin (CVC) Boxes
This adorable, informative, and highly engaging unit will be sure to capture students' interests and incorporate those Common Core Standards!