Literacy Unit: April

Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
Literacy Unit:  April
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April Cross-Curricular Themed Literacy Unit!

Resource Prep:Depending on the resource, prep may include printing on copy paper or cardstock, laminating, cutting and putting together materials for the number of students that you have. Directions to all activities are on the direction page of resource and/or on each center game.

April Literature Themed Activities

Literature:The Easter Egg, How to Catch the Easter Bunny, Ladybugs, The Earth

☂ April Calendar
☂ April Writing Station Words
☂ “The Easter Egg” Story Parts
☂ “The Easter Egg” Retelling
☂ “How to Make an Easter Egg” Classroom Book
☂ The Easter Egg Project
☂ How Many Eggs Booklet
☂ “How to Catch the Easter Bunny Retelling
☂ “How to Catch the Easter Bunny 5 W’s & How
☂ Who is the Easter Bunny Description Organizer.
☂ Bunny Project
☂ “Our Favorite Easter Treats Classroom Book
☂ Bunny Make A Word Game
☂ Eggs Ten Frame Match
☂ “Our Favorite Bugs Classroom Book.
☂ “Ladybugs Organizers
☂ Ladybugs & Bees Venn Diagram
☂ “Ladybugs Fact Student Booklet:
☂ “Something That Bugs Me!” Story
☂ Fact Family Ladybug Art Project
☂“I Love the Earth Classroom Book
☂ “How to Catch a Leprechaun Story Retelling
☂ “The Earth” Organizers
☂ “I Can Help the Earth” Story
☂ “I Love the Earth Student Booklet
☂ Earth Day Art Project
☂ Ladybug Real & Nonsense Words
☂ Earth Day Greater Than, Less Than or
☂ Equal To Clip Game


Resource Directions:

April Writing Station Words: Print and laminate a few colored copies of the April Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.

“The Easter Egg” Story Parts (2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story elements: characters, setting, problem & ending., either by drawing or writing out with words.

“The Easter Egg” Retelling
(2 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. One organizer has the boxes with lines and one is an egg shape.

“How to Make an Easter Egg” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw how they would decorate an Easter egg. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

The Easter Egg Project:
Copy and assemble the Egg and Writing prompt using the directions and template page in unit. Hang the eggs and stories the hallway or in the classroom for decorations.

How Many Eggs Booklet: Students would work on this booklet during center or worktime practicing their colors and numbers. You can copy the pages on regular paper, they are printed so you can copy back to back to make individual student booklets.

“How to Catch the Easter Bunny Retelling (3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. Two organizer has the boxes with lines and one is an Easter Bunny shape.

“How to Catch the Easter Bunny 5 W’s & How:
After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story organizer using the 5 W’s & How Story Organizer.

Who is the Easter Bunny Description Organizer.: After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the circle description organizer, describing the Easter Bunny.

Bunny Project: After reading the book How to Catch the Easter Bunny copy and assemble the Bunny and Writing prompt using the directions and template page in unit. Hang the bunnies & stories in the hallway or in the classroom for decorations.

“Our Favorite Easter Treats Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw about their favorite Easter treats. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

Bunny Make A Word Game: Students insert vowel eggs onto line on the word cards and make words. Words to make include single consonant, and beginning and ending blends. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in the resource.

Eggs Ten Frame Match : Use these ten frame mats with students to help them with their one-to-one correspondence, counting skills and ten frame use. Print and laminate the cards so students can place the correct number of eggs on the ten frames that corresponds with the numeral on the page and also practice writing the numerals with markers. The egg template are provided, but you may use any manipulate you want.

“Our Favorite Bugs Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write about their favorite bug. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

“Ladybugs Organizers: After reading the books “Ladybugs” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about Ladybugs. Students must include a topic and concluding sentences about Ladybugs. At the bottom of the sheet students write out their facts and conclusion into sentences to make a paragraph. This paragraph can be typed up to make a classroom book or a student display.

Ladybugs & Bees Venn Diagram:
Students compare and contrast the two bugs Ladybugs & Bees. This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.

“Ladybugs Fact Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet about ladybugs. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each ladybug page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.

“Something That Bugs Me!” Story: Students write a story about what really bugs them. using the story sheets provided.

Fact Family Ladybug Art Project:
Copy and assemble Ladybugs with their Fact Family Sheet using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Ladybugs in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.

“I Love the Earth Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write about how they love the earth. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

“How to Catch a Leprechaun Story Retelling (3 types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, putting the story in sequential order. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.

“The Earth” Organizers:
After reading the books “The Earth Book” students fill out this nonfiction organizer with how they can protect the land, air and water and why it is important to do so.

“I Can Help the Earth” Story: Students write a story about how they can help the earth using the story sheets provided.

“I Love the Earth Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the booklets for each student. There are two booklet pages to each sheet about how to protect the Earth. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each Earth page and then draw a picture of what they wrote.

Earth Day Art Project: Copy and assemble the Earth Day project using the directions and template page in unit. Hang the projects in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.

Ladybug Real & Nonsense Words: Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. Student reads words and decides whether it is a real word or nonsense words. Child checks with partner or group to make sure he/she is accurate. Child writes or places words on t-chart on white board or use sheet provided in this resource (each student may have a sheet or you could use one sheet for the whole game). The next person takes a turn. Play until all cards have been used.

Earth Day Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Clip Game: Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of what symbol: greater than , less than or equal to is correct. Numbers 0-100 are included. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.


Kids have fun learning wh this cross-curricular monthly literacy unit!


Related Products:

Literacy & Math Centers: April--Easter, Ladybugs & Earth Day
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Literacy Bundle: March, April & May
Year Long Literacy & Math Centers Bundle
Year Long Literacy Bundle



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