Holidays Around the World: A Non-Fiction Winter Holiday Unit

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Embark on an exploration of holidays around the world. Each project in this unit exposes children to Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas in Mexico. Stunning, real-life images bring this winter holiday unit to life! Students who are struggling or are learning English will benefit from the use of real-life images as they construct meaning and explore the following winter holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas in Mexico.

Teaching students to read and comprehend non-fiction texts is no easy feat. While many students love the kinds of topics covered in non-fiction texts, they often find these types of books inaccessible to them.

This unit was designed to give young students a strong foundation and exposure to non-fiction texts and topics.

This complete resource effectively and easily bridges science, social studies, reading, and writing. The work is already done for you! All you need to do is print the resources, laminate them as you please, make copies and you are ready to go!

What you'll find inside:

Teacher Tips

*A full page of recommended mentor texts for the unit, recommended videos (with direct links to SafeShare), and a prep work checklist to help keep you organized.

Reading

*3 Leveled readers (below level, on level, and above level - approximate levels aa, A, and D)

*QR Codes for listening center

*Close reading passages

*Magazine articles with response pages (great for extension activities)

Writing & Vocabulary

*Mini word wall

*Writing prompts

*Vocabulary posters

*Vocabulary activities

*Create your own booklet (using non-fiction text features)

Science

*Experiment directions

*Recording sheets (full-size and science journal size)

Graphic Organizers

*A variety of graphic organizers are included for you to choose from

This unit if part of a YEARLONG BUNDLE! Save big when you buy the entire year's worth of curriculum!

Little Explorers Non-Fiction Yearlong BUNDLE

Total Pages
128 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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