Groundhog Day Activities- Game, Writing Choice Menu, Activities, & Templates
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"In a Pickle" is a fabulously fun, addictive, and fast-paced game to encourage higher-level thinking and discussion. In this card game, students are challenged to lay their cards based on one word...IN. All cards that are played must fit IN the card they are played above or below. Simple concept but great discussion emerges! As students build larger card sets, they are able to collect these winning sets and build their own word banks for a future writing challenge! All of the cards in this version are nouns related to Groundhog Day with the exception of the pickle...the troublemaker! How do pickles relate to Groundhog Day? That's your students' problem to figure out!
Once students collect several winning sets of cards and build their word banks, they will select one set and use the writing choice menu to complete a Groundhog Day activity or activities using their words. Each Groundhog Day activity has a descriptive cover perfect for attaching to file folders and using in independent literacy centers and template(s).
***This set also includes the non-card game related choice menus and rubric for your convenience as seen here: *Groundhog Day Pick a Project. Do NOT purchase them both- this set includes BOTH enabling you to differentiate!
Included in this unit:
*Step-by-step instructions with photo examples and suggestions for extensions
*36 color Groundhog Day themed playing cards (print 2 sets per team)
*Writing choice board with 9 Groundhog Day activities and 3 versions for implementation
*9 Groundhog Day activity descriptions for file folders with template(s)/instructions for each activity
*One convenient rubric for all projects
*Student word list recording sheet
*Complete Groundhog Day Pick a Project set with no reference to the card game as another option (activities are the same).
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