This Mini Unit has a variety of activities to use to teach the reading strategy compare and contrast all around a snow theme. I absolutely love snowmen. This unit has actual photos of snowmen I have made with my own kids over the past 16 years and 2 links to short videos on You Tube that I made of my kids making snowmen.
It includes hands on activities where students make their own snow dough snowmen to compare with others in class. There is also an app activity to do with the snowdough snowmen if you have ipods/ipads.
Students draw their own things on snowmen and compare and contrast.
Compare and Contrast students in class by look and interests.
Compare and Contrast books:
There are some books recommended for this unit. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by James Marshal, Dustylocks and the Three Bears by Susan Lowell, and Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett. Who Will Win Polar Bear Vs. Grizzly Bear and other Who will Win? Series books by Jerry Polatto. You will also need ingredients to make snow dough if you chose to do that activitiy. (flour, water, salt, veg oil, cream of tartar and a little white paint) and misc things to add to snowmen made with the dough.
There are 38 pages in this unit.
page 2-5 mini lesson plan ideas-with the pages suggested from unit
page 6 snowdough recipe
page7-8 simple compare/contrast definition poster
page 9-13 snowman compare/contrast snowgirl and snowboy venn diagram and t-chart class activity
page 14-15 partner or small group activity compare/contrast students by looks/by interests with t-chart and venn diagrams
page 16-18 snowdough compare/contrast sheet/photo samples/ free photo app activity with snowdough snowmen
page 19-20 compare drawn snowmen-samples shown
page 21-24 compare contrast snowmen photos
page 25-29 fact finding from Goldilocks stories- compare/contrast all three stories
page 30-32- compare/contrast Who Will Win? books
page 33-34 compare with post -its 2 snowman videos made by me
page 34-38 compare contrast sheets with post it to use with any texts
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If you have any question be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing the unit.
clip art in this set is from www.djinkers.com
borders and paper in this set by ineeta goodclip (me)
My students loved these activities in my classroom and I hope your students will like them too!