This holiday season, use informational texts and research of the history of Las Posadas by teaching a unit that integrates ELA and social studies at the same time! The materials in this unit are interactive and utilize multimodal strategies to increase student engagement and outcomes. The research unit is a comprehensive week long unit that integrates technology, vocabulary, writing, art, reading strategies and more! Students will respond to informational text by answering questions in a student booklet in a variety of formats. Students will learn vocabulary words by creating a picture vocabulary flip book. The vocabulary words are embedded throughout the unit to promote ample opportunities for learning.
NOTE: There is a page in this unit that mentions the story of the birth of Jesus relating to the tradition of celebrating Las Posadas. If your school does not allow any religion to be taught, this page can be omitted.
Included with your purchase:
*Presentation Slides: 12 slides
*How to Use page with daily activities.
*Student Workbook with comprehension questions: 6 pages plus a blackline option for the cover.
*Vocabulary/word wall cards: 9
*Definitions for Vocabulary words
*Vocabulary word flip book with pictures
*Get the Gist Graphic Organizer (main idea)
*Writing paper (2 options for handwriting lines)
*Graphic Organizer for writing a paragraph (2 options for handwriting lines)
*Crossword puzzle with answer key
*Puzzle Pieces vocabulary match (word, picture and definition)
*Christmas in the U.S labels for pocket to store student work
*Photos for an Anchor Chart
*2 SMART ART writing activities: Poinsettia and Piñata
Your download will be a zip file with a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation and the research unit.
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