Christmas Activities Card Game (In a Pickle), Writing Choice Board Activities, Rubric, & Templates
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"In a Pickle" is a fabulously fun, addictive, and fast-paced game to encourage higher-level thinking and discussion. In this card game, students are challenged to lay their cards based on one word...IN. All cards that are played must fit IN the card they are played above or below. Simple concept but great discussion emerges! As students build larger card sets, they are able to collect these winning sets and build their own word banks for a future writing challenge! All of the cards in this version are nouns related to Christmas with the exception of the pickle...the troublemaker! How do pickles relate to Christmas? That's your students' problem to figure out!
Once students collect several winning sets of cards and build their word banks, they will select one set and use the writing choice menu to complete a Thanksgiving activity or activities using their words. Each Christmas activity has a descriptive cover perfect for attaching to file folders and using in independent literacy centers and template(s).
***This set also includes the non-card game related choice menus and rubric for your convenience as seen here: *Christmas Card Game, Writing Choice Board Activities, and Templates. Do NOT purchase them both- this set includes BOTH enabling you to differentiate!
Included in this unit:
*Step-by-step instructions with photo examples and suggestions for extensions
*44 color Christmas themed playing cards (print 2 sets per team)
*Writing choice board with 9 Christmas activities and 3 versions for implementation
*9 Christmas activity descriptions for file folders with template(s)/instructions for each activity
*One convenient rubric for all projects
*Student word list recording sheet
*Complete Christmas Pick a Project set with no reference to the card game as another option (activities are the same)
This is the perfect unit for homework or literacy centers when we are all feeling the excitement of Christmas....celebrate while still keeping academically focused!
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*Valentine's Day Card Game, Writing Choice Board Activities, and Templates
*St. Patrick's Day Card Game, Writing Choice Board Activities, and Templates
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