136 pages of camping fun for your classroom! With a focus on reading and writing, I used this activity for a classroom transformation on Read Across America Day, but it can be used as the year winds down and we approach summer, too!
- Sentence Scramblers/Around the Room Activity (12 sentences)
- Write the Room Activity (20 words)
- 10 Camping Ground posters
- 6 Build-a-word Activities and recording sheets
- 14 Writing Templates (with self-assessment rubric Built in)
- Camp Bingo
- Camp Journal/Responding to a Text Journal
(This journal can really be used with any text. Just pick and choose which questions you'd like your students to answer. Then, copy the questions double-sided, flip on the short side. It makes differentiation easy because every kid can have different questions! If you don't want your students to have specific questions about texts, print the lined pages for independent creative writing time.You can also use these journal pages with ANY novel, so use them again and again with different cover pages throughout the school year.)
- 1 Camping Snack note
- 8 Bookmarks
When using this product, I set up my classroom in stations. Kids use the camp ground posters to rotate from station to station. I set the classroom up like a campsite. I brought in a pop up tent for the Write the Room activity. I had black lights set up in a corner with highlighted letter tiles for the Build a Word activities. I had the Writing station at the guided reading table with a teacher present to help. I set up twinkling white lights in the library area of our classroom and set up the Sentence Scramblers in plastic baggies. For Camp Bingo, I had a station for kids to cut out the word cards and glue them on a blank Bingo Board so the whole class could play together later. Finally, I used bulletin board paper to make a “lean to” and set up the Camping Journal mini books there. I had an extra station for silent reading, as well. I also had kids bring a clipboard with them from station to station to keep papers and have a writing surface. They carried an independent reading book in case they finished a station early. We enjoyed the s’more snacks as a break in the middle.