What’s included in this unit:
Medal Tracker & Worksheet: bar graph used for students to track how many medal’s their country has won. Worksheet to analyze data after you have completed the tracker at the end of the unit. (Common Core Standards Aligned: K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4)
Winter Olympics Word Web: have students come up with their own words or adjectives used to describe the Winter Olympics. (Common Core Standards Aligned L.K.6, L.1.1, L.1.6, L.2.6)
Winter Olympics KWL chart: can be used before or after reading books about Olympics. (Common Core Standards Aligned RL.K.10, RI.K.10, RL.1.1, RI.1.10)
If I Were An Olympic Athlete: narrative writing prompt to get the kids writing what they would do if they were an Olympic Athlete. (Common Core Standards Aligned: W.K.3, W.K.5, W.K.8, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.8, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8)
Winter Olympic News Outline & News Report: students create an informational report with facts on a favorite winter athlete or sport. (Common Core Standards Aligned: W.K.2, W.K.3, W.K.5, W.K.7, W.K.8, W.1.2, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.7, W.1.8)
Snapshots- Olympic Athletes & Sports Article: for students to use as a resource when deciding which topic to research. (Common Core Standards Aligned RL.K.10, RI.K.10, RL.1.1, RI.1.10)
Olympic Athletes Can/Are/Want: graphic organizer can be used to gather facts and information after reading a book on the Olympics. (Common Core Standards Aligned RL.K.10, RI.K.10, RL.1.1, RI.1.10)
Writing to Inform: Anchor chart to be used for teaching about writing informational texts.
Sample Informational Text
Organizers: two different organizers to help students plan a how to writing piece. Possible writing prompts: how to become an Olympic athlete , how to ice skate, how to win a gold medal.
Writing Paper: How to, All About writing paper for students to use after they complete the how to organizer.
Informational text writing prompt choice cards: for students who need help choosing a writing topic.
(Common Core Standards Aligned: W.K.3, W.K.5, W.K.8, W.1.3, W.1.5, W.1.8, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8)
Olympic Opening Ceremony Tickets: pretend tickets to get the kids excited about the Olympics. I had chairs set up in front of the smart board, the kids gave me their tickets to punch before finding their seats. We watched some videos from last year’s opening ceremony. You could also find current footage to share with them.
Word Wall & Picture Cards: these are a great resource to add to your current word wall or to post by your writing center for kids to use as a resource.
All About the Olympics worksheet & answer key: for use after reading books on the Olympics.
Gold Medal Awards: Certificates you can print out for your students at the end of the unit or use as a behavior incentive.
**Will update for Winter Olympics each year.