The resource is for a three week period on the theme of Christmas when students are excited about the upcoming holiday. By using picture books and poetry, teachers can keep their interest and still address the outcomes of the curriculum.
The Literature selections used in this unit are found on www.getepic.com, but are also tradebooks found in the school library. Teachers can also substitute other books and make adaptations to the lesson plans to match them.
There are a lot of outcomes listed for the Saskatchewan curriculum (which also matches the provincial curriculums across the country) and the Common Core Standards but do not really go into them at any great depth. All ELA outcomes are meant to be taught throughout the year using various resources.
The activities included in this unit are:
Responding to non-fiction
Conducting an interview
Writing a book review
Writing a limerick
Writing a narrative poem
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