Intermediate Woodchucks Literacy Unit

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th, 5th
Common Core Standards
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If you are looking for a perfect literacy unit to use in the two weeks before or after Groundhog Day 2014 or any time during winter or spring, this product is for you. Develop students' skills in the areas of compare/contrast, main idea and supporting details, and expository writing. This product includes morning work, center work, and homework.

Teach expository writing to grade 3!
Teach expository writing to grade 4!
Teach expository writing to grade 5!

Also help students work with Text-Based Evidence and sorting and categorizing facts. Help them learn interesting facts about groundhogs and opossums. Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks and whistlepigs. They are marmots and part of the squirrel family.

Click here to go to my Woodchuck Writing Workshop for free information about expository writing and other writing topics!

It's hard to teach elementary kids to write informational text, but this unit takes the mystery out of it. Get your students excited about English Language Arts and Common Core writing. They need to know how to write informational text for 21st century jobs.

This unit offers Teacher and Student materials. Includes Compare / Contrast -- woodchuck vs. opossum. Kick the new year off by having students write New Years resolutions.

Perfect for winter and near Groundhog's Day, February 2, 2014!

Contents include:
6 illustrated Vocabulary cards
Vocabulary fill-in-the-blank
Teacher lesson plan guide
Teacher instructional pages for modeling Main Idea
The Woodchuck Story (Nonfiction passage - 4th grade reading level)
Additional Woodchuck Facts Sheet
The Opossum Story (teacher-created Nonfiction passage)
Venn diagrams (compare/contrast)
Woodchuck Fact Organizers
Woodchuck Writing Frames (Beginner level - 3 versions)
Woodchuck Writing/Planning Frames
Woodchuck Writing Paper
Woodchuck Acrostic
Woodchuck Task Cards (x10) -- Writing and drawing tasks related to content.
Color game board with 14 Q&A cards about woodchuck content

Bonus Materials:
Another Woodchuck Story (3rd grade reading level)
Another Woodchuck Story Reverse Outline Blank and Complete
Woodchuck Word Sorts (parts of speech, number of syllables)
Woodchuck Wordle Worksheet
Woodchuck Sounds Fact Sheet
Woodchuck Word Origin Fact Sheet
Woodchuck Sentence Frames - x6 (illustrated)
Woodchuck Photos - x6 (includes compare/contrast page)
Class Graph - 5 attributes
Woodchuck Morning Work - 5 days (3rd grade level)
Woodchuck Homework - 5 days (challenging 4th/5th grade level)

Check out other Common Core ELA writing units in my store!


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Total Pages
65
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks

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