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Bundle Up! How to get dressed for Winter play!
This product is all about procedural writing. When we ask students to write the procedure for any task, they have to think critically and thoughtfully, making sure their instructions for the reader are very clear. Procedural writing activities reveal a lot about where students are at not only in terms of their writing skills but also their capacity to think about their audience and purpose. For these reasons, I find procedural writing to be a highly effective writing form for assessing my students’ skills.
So what’s this product all about?
Well, the snow won’t stop falling and it’s time to go outside to build forts, make snowmen and toboggan down all those awesome hills!
As adults, we know that Winter fun is all about dressing for the weather. We know that the only way to truly get the most out of the outdoors this time of year is to bundle up.
I thought it would be fun to get our students’ perspective on Winter dressing. I think many children in the United States and indeed all kids in Canada can relate to a traditional winter, making this a task that everyone will be able to complete with a high degree of independence.
This product does not need to be assigned as a booklet. It can easily be broken up and set up as a number of literacy stations. It would also work very well as your Emergency Plans for your Literacy Block. I have designed this product so that it is easily differentiated.
There is something here for all learners. Most students will be able to complete the entire piece from start to finish, but there is purposeful work that can be assigned to those students with different learning needs (e.g. completing only the idea web and then drawing a picture to depict appropriate winter dress).
This product includes:
• a cover page for students to color (useful if you intend to assign the product as a “booklet”)
• two similar success criteria checklists (I’ve included the one I use in my own room and a more generic one)
• a blank (non-editable) checklist in case neither of mine work for you
• a “No Excuse” list for a class generated word list that students can refer to throughout the task –it’s kind of like a portable word wall just for this assignment
• two different webs for students to record/brainstorm their ideas (choose the one that best suits your needs)
• a lined page to write the paragraph itself
The preview is the best description of this product, please be sure to take a look at it as it shows all the items that are included. I’d hate for you to buy this product and find it’s not what you were looking for.
Thanks so much for visiting my store. If there is anything I can do to make this product better suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to ask, sometimes all it takes is a little tweak here and there to make a product fit for your classroom.
Please note: the entire product is 17 pages long with 8 being the student worksheets.