Chocolate Mini-unit for Valentine's Day

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What better to teach during Valentine’s Day week than chocolate? Need a bit of substance to teach during the craziness of Valentine’s parties and activities? This mini-unit will provide your students with a history of chocolate while practicing guided close reading skills. It’s a perfect companion topic to teach during Valentine’s Day, winter or any time during the year. It includes an original informational passage, structured close reading practices, writing response activities and more.

This resource was designed to be little to no-prep for you and works extremely well as an emergency sub plan resource. Simply copy enough pages for your class(s) and keep on hand with a copy of the included Teacher Notes. Perfect for days when you have to be out unexpectedly!


This product on Chocolate includes:

1. Lesson notes and teaching plan: pages A – B

2. Original passage, “Chocolate”: pages 1 – 5

3. Links to videos on chocolate

4. Close Reading Practice 1: pages 6 – 7. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 1- 3, which focus on “Key Ideas and Details” in a text.

5. Close Reading Practice 2: pages 8 - 9. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 4 - 6, which focus on an author’s use of “Craft and Structure.”

6. Close Reading Practice 3: pages 10 – 11. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 7 - 9, which require “Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.”

7. Close Reading Thinkmarks: page 12. Copy and laminate for students to use all year long.

8. Answer Keys: pages 13 – 18.



For other holiday themed resources, be sure to see my:

Holidays and Seasonal Category where you will find:


> Close Reading Resources


> Seasonal Writing Activities


> Tools for Creating a Positive Classroom Environment





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Chocolate Mini-unit for Valentine's Day
Chocolate Mini-unit for Valentine's Day
Chocolate Mini-unit for Valentine's Day
Chocolate Mini-unit for Valentine's Day