This unit can be used with the book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. There are also activities to use with the books about Landforms.
Included are many whole group lessons and ideas, student writing activities and literacy activities to help increase rigor! It is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
I have also created a packet of Mathematics Centers called "Little Engine Mathematics Centers" that coordinates with this unit.
Included in this packet:
Story Picture Cards to help with discussions about the book
Story Map pieces
Student Story Map
Student writing for Plot
Student writing pages with and without prompts
Tree Map about Trains
Student tree maps about Trains
Landforms Picture Word Bank and Picture Cards
Several writing prompts about Landforms
Venn Diagrams to compare and contrast different landforms
List of ideas to help plan lessons about landforms
List of additional books to use with this unit
Shared Reading Book-Landforms
2 student emergent readers (1 in color and 1 in outline)
Literacy Center -Letter Uu T-chart sorting activity
Literacy Center-Alphabet Letter Match with recording sheet
Literacy Center-Alphabet Sequence with recording sheet
Literacy Center-Beginning Letter Sound Game with recording sheet
Literacy Center-Ending Letter Sound Game with recording sheet
Literacy Center- Short Vowels with recording sheets
Literacy Center- Long Vowels
Literacy Center- 2 spinner games with recording sheets
Literacy Center-High Frequency Word Work with letters
Literacy Center-2 differentiated High Frequency Word Games with recording sheets
Literacy Center- Cloze sentence game with recording sheet
Literacy Center- Story Words Game with 2 different recording sheets
Literacy Center- Sentence Building Game with recording sheet
Just print, laminate and organize!