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FREE Fact Find Extension Activity List
Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this 'all about' February fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. Several of the concepts might be a little advanced for third graders too, such as leap year. You can decide based on your kids' ability levels.
This February activity is perfect to use any time during the month. Please see the list below as to what terms this sheet covers.
**NOTE: Several of the February celebrations are specific to the United States, so please know that ahead of time if you are looking to use this outside of the US. :-)
This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes fun facts about November. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentence says, "The first meeting of the Supreme Court took place in February of 1790." The words underlined in the sentence are "Supreme Court", and those are the words they will find.
I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.
There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about February. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.
The February words included in the word search are:
**Please note that there are other events/holidays/important days in history for February, but these are the ones included on the search.
February (2nd month)
twenty-eight (days unless a leap year)
leap year (explains when there is a leap year)
Violets and Primrose (flowers)
Black History Month - explains what is celebrated
Super Bowl - explains who plays
Groundhog day - explains the legend
Valentine's Day - gives a fact about the holiday
Presidents' Day - notes who is celebrated
Dental Health Month
Supreme Court- explains who it is and their job
Google - fun fact( people search for the incorrect spelling of February)
FACT FINDS you will like:
Maps and Globes
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
100th Day of School
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
St. Patrick's Day
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Cinco de Mayo
Back to School
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.