Christmas Close Reading | Christmas Science

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This is a mini unit all around Candy Canes! It includes Christmas Close Reading Articles, Christmas Informational Writing and a Christmas Science Lab all using Candy Canes.

This is an easy to use unit that will give your students some Christmas cheer while following standards at the same time. All lessons are step by step guided and you can just print and go! This will save you hours of planning time.

This includes various differentiated close reading articles about candy canes, lessons on inference writing, informational writing activities and ends with a fun science experiment. All the lessons are differentiated and will fit the needs of several levels. This unit can easily last a whole week and can be used in small groups, independently or as a whole group lesson.

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  • Close Reading Articles (2 Different Articles/3 Levels/2 Designs)
  • At least two weeks of Lessons
  • Close Reading Steps
  • Close Reading Lessons
  • Inference Lessons
  • Informational Writing Lessons
  • Informational Writing Activities
  • Candy Cane Experiment (Lab Book, Step by Step Instructions)
  • Coloring Pages
  • Word Search
  • Posters

The Candy Cane Science Experiment can be purchased separately.

This full unit is also available in our 12 Days of Christmas Projects. Make sure you check that out before purchasing!

You may also be interested in my Animal Research Unit, for more Informational Writing Opportunities.

I also have Opinion Writing Units and Narrative Writing Units. Here is the 1st Grade Narrative Unit.

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Total Pages
137 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency. Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.
Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. Examples of reversible changes could include materials such as water and butter at different temperatures. Examples of irreversible changes could include cooking an egg, freezing a plant leaf, and heating paper.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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