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Animals in Winter - A Complete Non-Fiction Unit

Brenda Tejeda
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Google Apps™
200 pages
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animals in winter

Do bears hibernate in the winter? Not really! With many interesting facts and fun activities, this unit is sure to blow your socks away! Jam-packed with everything you need for a unit on animal adaptation!


Newly updated on 1/19 to include even more hands-on activities for each adaptation!



**NEW** Digital Activities Just Added for use with Google Slides!

  • Reading Passages
  • 4 "mini-books"
  • Adaptation Slides
  • Learning Journal with Word Banks
  • Sentence Scrambles
  • Hibernation poem
  • Fact/Opinion sort
  • Vocabulary Match
  • Skip-counting Word Problems

~Lesson plans

~Science demonstrations

~Hibernation activities


-Original poem and craft

-STEM challenge- build a den for a bear

-Differentiated Venn diagram comparing people to hibernating animals

~Camouflage activities

-Camouflage wheel to show rabbit and fox in summer and winter

-Draw animals that blend in the snow (snowy field background)

-Camouflaging animals activity

~Migration activities

-Migrate with your students! 'North' and 'South' signs included

~Animals that store food activity: Acorns for acorn hunt

~9 Foldable readers- each on a different animal. Simply fold, read, and illustrate!

~4 Differentiated Reading Passages- one for each adaptation: bears, bats, foxes, birds

~Who Am I? Students cut and paste riddle on top of correct animal

~Animal sort- Adaptation headings and real pictures to sort

~Vocabulary matching cards

~Computer research project- 3 parts, complete with certificates

**Must have access (subscription) to Brain Pop Jr. to use**

~3-2-1 Summarizer: higher-level writing response

~Graphing- Find the animals in the picture and graph

~Word wall writing activity- can be used as a center, has 2 full-color word walls and response sheet

~Word Study sheets- rhyming, ABC order (differentiated- 3 levels)

~Writing Center- Students mix and fix sentences about animals, then write on recording sheet

~2 book-based activity packets

-Bear Snores On: realism/fantasy, bear craft and creative writing

-Bear Wants More- differentiated Venn diagram to compare both books, fact/opinion chart

~Math problem-solving cards- 10 cards with pictures and word problems

~Animals in Winter True/False sort Includes pieces to sort on whiteboard or pocket chart, plus follow up cut and paste printable!

~Portfolio cover for students to store work in! Glue or staple to a large folded piece of construction paper, and have students store all printables, booklets, projects, webquests, etc. in it. Great for a display of their hard work!

~Book and website list

Meets many Common Core Standards!

So much to see and learn! Your students will LOVE the fun, educational activities in this unit!

***For special pricing on a DISTRICT license, please contact me at brenda11717@yahoo.com.***


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Total Pages
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