Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Thematic Bear Unit {Writing, Reading, Science}

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Use “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to teach writing, comprehension skills, fluency, and more! Study the different types of bears with resources for informational writing about bears (brainstorming/research pages, rough draft pages, editing sheets, and final draft pages).

These activities are aligned with Kindergarten and 1st Grade ELA Common Core Standards, but can easily be used for 2nd grade.

Word Bank: Display the word cards and pictures for student reference while writing and reading bear stories.

Story Comparisons Charts: Compare different versions of “The Three Bears”. Use the chart as a graphic organizer to compare the story elements of the stories.

Sequencing Cards: Use in a center or small group to support students with sequencing the events in the story.

Retelling Story Pieces: Use in a center or small group to support students with retelling different versions of the story.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Reproducible Booklet: Students cut, assemble, staple and read this emergent reader.

Bear Cub’s Adventure Booklet: Students track bear cub’s adventure and review positional words (out, under, through, over, around, into).

Favorite Three Bears Story (Opinion Writing #1): Students use the writing process (brainstorm, draft, edit, revise and produce a final copy) to write an opinion paper about their favorite version of The Three Bears. It includes a self-assessment checklist. Have students work independently or use it in a guided writing lesson with developing writers.

Goldilocks- In My Opinion... (Opinion Writing #2): Students use the writing process to write an opinion paper about Goldilock’s choices.

Favorite Bear Book (Opinion Writing #3): Students use the writing process to write an opinion paper about their favorite bear book (fiction or non-fiction).

Goldilocks and The Three Bears - My Own Version: Students write their own version of the folktale.

Bear Story Writing: Students use the writing process to write a bear story.

Informative Writing: Students use the writing process to write informative pieces about bears. I’ve included resources for the following:
•All About Bears
•Brown Bears
•Black Bears
•Panda Bears
•Polar Bears
•Sun Bear
•Sloth Bears
•Spectacled Bears

Alternative Final Draft Paper and Craftivity: Looking for a cute way to display student work? Check out the craftivity of a bear topper for final draft writing!

Resources: I’ve included lists of related literature, informational books and websites with reliable information about bears.

This folk tale unit is part of a bundle in which you can get all five of my thematic folk tale units. Each is also available individually:

The Little Red Hen

Jack and Beanstalk

The Three Little Pigs

The Gingerbread Man

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears -  Thematic Bear Unit {Writ
Goldilocks and the Three Bears -  Thematic Bear Unit {Writ
Goldilocks and the Three Bears -  Thematic Bear Unit {Writ
Goldilocks and the Three Bears -  Thematic Bear Unit {Writ
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