Groundhog Day Writing Prediction Chart Activity
by Pam D'Alessandro
• Technology Links
• Class Prediction Chart Activity
• Groundhog Bubble Map (color and black and white)
• Groundhog Fact Cards
• Groundhog Writing Activity (leveled for Whole Brain Teaching)
• Groundhog Headband!
Only have a set block of time for Groundhogs Day? This activity has technology links with read aloud book, video to watch, and web pages to visit to start your lesson. There is a bubble map with fact cards for whole group teaching and a black and white bubble map for students to complete independently or with a buddy. An interactive anchor chart for students to chart whether they think the groundhog will see his shadow or not is also included. students will write their name on the clouds or sun to make their predictions. There are two writing pages for students to draw their prediction and then write about the groundhog. I have recently added headbands for students to wear while writing!
This is not intended to be a long lesson, just an hour or so for this special day. There is a lot included though so you might want to use this in the morning and then let students write in the afternoon.
I also have a Polar Bear writing unit that is just for Polar bears. Really sweet and like the Brown/Black bear unit, students love learning about bears. The finished writing is so cute! Polar Bear Writing Unit
ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
ELA-Literacy.RI.K.4 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
ELA-Literacy.RI.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration
ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
ELA-Literacy.W.K.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
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Polar Bear Writing and Craft Unit
by Pam DAlessandro
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