Do you LOVE teaching about the farm in the springtime? This little unit is filled with resources, printables, and projects to enhance your farm unit!
Here's what's included:
1.) Informational texts for whole group use. These can be projected onto an interactive board or turned into a hard copy of a book. Either way, lots of fun farm facts will be at your fingertips (which is handy if you don't have a lot of books on hand!). The informational texts give basic facts about farms, activities that happen during each season on the farm, and interesting facts about farm animals.
2.) Graphic organizers galore: For non-fiction texts: Farms Schema, All About Farms graphic organizer (both interactive notebook and worksheet versions) as well as Seasons on the Farm fact booklet. I also included a range of graphic organizers for fiction texts: Barnyard Connections (text-to-text connections), Story Elements on the Farm (Characters/Setting/Problem/Solution), Venn diagram for comparing & contrasting, Retelling Rodeo (Somebody/Wanted/But/Then/So graphic organizer in both interactive notebook & worksheet format), Sounds on the Farm (onomatopoeia organizer), and Barnyard Book Report (opinion writing about a favorite farm story). Although the fiction graphic organizers can be used with any farm texts, I highly recommend Doreen Cronin's books...they are first grade favorites!
3.) Vocabulary cards with pictures.
4.) Farm Animal Writing Project: Graphic organizers and writing templates for an adorable informational writing project! Students will use the whole group informational text (or any supplemental resources) to research farm animals and compile their "All About" pieces into a book. Diagrams (with three different options: picture and word bank, picture/no word bank, no picture/no word bank), a glossary page, a table of contents page, and cover options are included.
I created this file for use in my own classroom so I can say with assurance that it is first grader tested and approved!
Please check out the preview file to see what's included. Thank you for checking out my shop!