This delightful unit provides beginning readers and writers with practice on basic skills as they enjoy a winter theme. Stories focused on penguins, snowmen, snowflakes, sledding and polar bears are each followed up with a close read activity, fluency roll and read, and word hunt. There is also a January journal cover with opportunities to write about each of the five topics. In addition there are three letter writing templates, a chant, a game board, memory game, and cut and paste activity. The simple templates and repeated format makes it easy for students to gain confidence in reading and writing, while practicing essential target skills. This unit will make a wonderful addition to your winter files.