The Easter Literacy Set is a 46 page set filled with Common Core reading and writing activities that target reading and writing standards with an Easter theme. There are worksheets for inferences, cause and effect, compare and contrast, and citing text evidence. A set of 32 Figurative Language Task Cards is included, along with a narrative writing activity, and 2 different kinds of poetry pages. This unit has a variety of rigorous but entertaining materials that will help you teach Common Core in a thematic and fun way.
Specifically it includes:
Set of 32 Figurative Language Task Cards (record sheet and key)
Cite Evidence from the Text: Peeps (double sided worksheet and key, plus Venn Diagram)
Cause and Effect: The History of the White House Egg Roll (double sided worksheet and key)
Compare and Contrast: Eastern Cottontail Rabbits and European Rabbits
Inference: The Invention of Jelly Beans (double sided worksheet and key)
Comprehension Questions Using Informational Text: Chocolate
Plot line (writing preparation lesson worksheet)
Story Map (handout/outline to help kids plan story)
Narrative Writing Topic List for Easter
Narrative Writing Pages (3 pages in each of 2 styles)
Number Poem Directions and Examples Page
Number Poem Writing Page
Who/What/When/Where/Why Poem Directions and Examples Page
Who/What/When/Where/Why Poem Writing Page
Ok…I am super excited about this unit! On the surface, it looks like an Easter Set but in reality, it’s a big Common Core review, dressed up in its Easter’s finest! The best part of it is that your kids will learn so much while enjoying all the topics that are included. Who knew that so much learning could be so much fun?
I really like the worksheets included in this set. Each one is a hand selected, researched, and is an original piece focusing on important Common Core concepts for 4th and 5th graders.
The task card set has 32 task cards with a Figurative Language theme. Kids will read the short phrase on each card and determine whether it is a simile, idiom, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia. The task cards can be used in learning stations, for small groups, one on one, for fast finishers, as a whole class, or my favorite way, as a non-timed Scoot game (place cards around the room and kids travel from card to card with their record sheets to complete). These task cards are super fun and provide your students with some great review practice.
The narrative writing materials will help your students create their own imaginative story (well…we can hope). The Easter Topic List is nice and broad and is a great starting point, or students can come up with their own ideas. There is a plot line, so you can teach/review the main parts of a story, as well as a poster for quick reference. A story map is also included to help your students get their ideas organized and ready to write and there are two kinds of writing pages from which to choose.
I love to include some type of poetry whenever we do a thematic set of lessons. I really think it’s great to incorporate poetry throughout the year. Even kids who don't like to write, usually like writing poems. This set has two different types of poems with directions and examples for each. The first one is a Number Poem and it can be written as either a countdown or a count up from 1 – 10 or 10 – 1. Kids brainstorm phrases to go with each number, like One Easter basket full of goodies, Two plastic eggs filled with jelly beans, Three chocolate bunnies ready to be eaten... Easy and fun! The other poem is a Who/What/When/Where/Why Poem. Kids answer each question with a phrase to make a fun Easter mini-story. Super easy but very successful!
I just love Easter and think this Literacy Set is a great addition to your Common Core materials. I can’t wait to share it with you.
Looking for another Literacy Set for spring?
Earth Day Literacy Set
If you're looking for more 4th/5th Grade materials, please check these out:
Main Ideas, Supporting Details and Summary
Cause and Effect from Informational Text
Compare and Contrast and More: Stories, Myths and Traditional Literature
Opinion Piece - Persuasive Writing
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
Complete Paragraph Writing Bundle
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