Literacy Unit: January

Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
Literacy Unit:  January
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January 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.

Resource Includes the Following:

January Literature Themed Activities


Literature:Tacky the Penguing, If I Were a Penguin, & Our Snowmen at Night

❄️January Writing Station Words
❄️“Tacky the Penguin “ Story Parts
❄️“If You Were a Penguin” Classroom Book
❄️“If I Were a Penguin” Story Retelling
❄️Penguin Venn Diagram
❄️Penguin Acrostic Poem
❄️Penguin Nonfiction Organizer
❄️"My Penguin Fact Book” Student Booklet
❄️Penguin Art Project
❄️Penguin Sight Word Game
❄️Penguin Roll and Cover
❄️“Our Snowmen at Night” Classroom Book
❄️“Snowmen At Night” Story Retelling
❄️“Snowmen At Night” 5 W’s & How Story Organizer
❄️“How Many Snowmen” Student Booklet
❄️Snowman Art Project
❄️Snowman Make a Word Game
❄️Snowflakes Ten Frame Mats Match Game


Resource Directions;

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

“Tacky the Penguin “ Story Parts (2 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.

“If You Were a Penguin” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw what they would do or be in they were a penguin. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

“If I Were a Penguin” Story Retelling (2 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.

Penguin Venn Diagram : After reading the stories a few times, students compare and contrast the two stories. This can be done as a whole group or will older students in a center or during worktime.

Penguin Acrostic Poem: Make a copy for each students and have them write things they know about penguins using the first letters in the word penguin.. Note: For my students who were younger we did this activity with our 4th grade buddies.

Penguin Nonfiction Organizer:
After reading the book “If I Were a Penguin” and other books about penguins have students fill out this nonfiction organizer with 3 facts they have learned about penguins & a concluding sentences about penguins. 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.

“My Penguin Fact Book” Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the “Penguin Fact Book” booklets for each students . There are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 8 color pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each penguin statement and then draw a picture of what they wrote.

Penguin Art Project: Copy and assemble Penguin using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Penguins hallway or in the classroom for decorations.

Penguin Sight Word Game: Copy Penguin cards on cardstock and laminate . Two types of games that students match the sight word cards.

Penguin Roll and Cover: (2 types) Print with colored ink and laminate. Students roll dice and cover the number that corresponds to the number of dots rolled on the die. Can be played individual or with a partner.

“Our Snowmen at Night” Classroom Book: Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student and have them write and draw how they would do at night if they were a snowman. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.

“Snowmen At Night” 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.

“Snowmen At Night” 5 W’s & How Story Organizer (2types): After reading the story a few times, have students fill out the 5 W’s & How story organizer. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.

“How Many Snowmen” Student Booklet: Copy and assemble each of the “How Many Snowmen” booklets for each students . I have set it up so you can copy the pages back to back them make booklet for each student. Students color the snowmen’s hats and scarves the correct color, practice writing the number and then practice reading the booklet.

Snowman Art Project: Copy and assemble Snowmen using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Snowmen in hallway or in the classroom for decorations. I have included a little sign that students can attach to their snowman that goes with the story “Snowmen at Night:”

Snowman Make a Word Game:
Children take a snowflake consonant & consonant blends are provided) and put it in front of a word chunk snowman to make a word. Children can write word on paper or white board or use one of the 8 worksheets to go with this activity.

Snowflakes Ten Frame Mats Match Game: Print and laminate the cards so students can place the correct number of snowflakes on the ten frames that corresponds with the numeral on the page and also practice writing the numerals with markers. The snowflakes template are provided, but you may use snowflake manipulates if you have them.


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

Related Products:

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❄️ Year Long Literacy & Math Centers Bundle
❄️ Year Long Literacy Bundle

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