With multiple writing prompts (including a friendly letter and a series of diary entries), vocabulary activities, a lesson in onomatopoeia, and a STEAM idea, "A Loud Winter's Nap" by Katy Hudson is more than a funny read-aloud about a Tortoise's (failed) attempt at hibernation--it's also a fantastic jumping off point for diving deep into the curriculum during winter months.
This lesson includes:
-4 different writing prompts (a narrative, a journal entry, a friendly letter/persuasive writing exercise, and a series of diary entries based on the 5 senses)
-2 engaging vocabulary lessons
-a lesson in onomatopoeia (sound words)
-a STEAM idea you could use as a project or modify into a writing prompt
Revisiting hibernation with older students? These lessons are designed to complement a read aloud for older elementary students, especially second, third, and fourth graders!