This reading and writing unit is great for the holiday season- a little bit of festive fun without being too “Christmas-y.” We spend two weeks reading and comparing gingerbread stories while discussing plot and characters, and then move to writing our own versions! My students love to get wacky with their own versions.. We celebrate with a fun Hot Chocolate Read-In!
This unit was written and used in grade 1, then adapted for grade 2 last year, and now UPDATED with grade 3 materials!
***UPDATED 11/25/16 includes over 25 NEW pages!***
Gingerbread Reading Unit
Gingerbread Story Mentor Text List
Identifying story elements: Plot, Characters and Setting
Character Traits and Motivation
Comparing and Contrasting Gingerbread Stories
Gingerbread Narrative Writing Unit
Gingerbread Character Craft (Home Project)
Gingerbread Character Planning Pages
Gingerbread Story Planning Pages
Gingerbread Writing Pages
Writing Rubrics + Reflections