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This resource is packed full of activities to use in your class during your "Reindeer Week" or caribou study! Students love learning about reindeer, and this unit allows you to reinforce important comprehension and writing skills! This product was created with 1st and 2nd grade studnets in mind, but could easily be used in a kindergarten classroom! The following pages are included.
Video and Book Suggestions
I compiled a short list of informative videos and nonfiction books to use during this study. However, you can use any book in your classroom about reindeer, caribou, or even arctic animals.
These pages are designed to be used after a whole-group read aloud or small group lesson. They cover various comprehension skills, and can be used with any book about caribou.
All About Caribou Reader
I've included 18 pages of interesting reindeer facts for students to read and illustrate. As a class, you can go through a few pages at a time, or students can work through it independently. Because i've included so many, you can choose the pages that work best for your class. Students will visualize and illustrate the information provided on each page.
Class Chart Pieces
Students will love sharing their thinking with partners and adding it to your class charts all about caribou. I've included the headers you'll need for each chart. You can use these during a whole group lesson or allow students to add to them throughout the unit.
Teaching studnets to notice and use content specific vocabulary is so important! You can use these posters to pre-teach the vocabulary or keep them us during the unit as a reminder of the new words students are learning!
In addition to the pages I've described above, you'll also find flipbooks and activities for students to complete on their own.
I've included many different versions of writing paper for students to use. You'll find regular lines, handwriting lines, and sentence stems for students to use. These are great for displaying with the craft or directed drawing!
If you'd rather have students show their learning in a book format, I've created a simple to use nonfiction book for students to complete. Each page has an area for writing and illustrations. I've included handwriting and regular lines so you can decide what works best for your class.
After you've finished the unit, or as an incentive, students can create an adorable caribou out of construction paper. Attach it to a writing page for a perfect winter bulletin board!
You'll also find a directed drawing for your class to complete. Simply follow my 6 simple picture directions and model for your class. They will practice listening and following directions while working on this fun project!
This product truly is all you'll need to teach your class all about reindeer and practice important literacy skills at the same time!