This complete Mo Willems Thematic Unit bundles 3 components in over 300 pages:
Component 1) Mo Willems Math Journals--Differentiated!
11 weekly Math Journal entries, all CCSS aligned and all connected to Mo Willems' literature. These can be copied and put right into a Mo Willems Math Journal. Entries encourage the use of pictures, numbers, and words to solve problems and show thinking. There are 2 differentiated levels included to meet the needs of all students.
Component 2) 20 Literacy and Math Activities--Integrated and Differentiated
Your students will love these engaging literacy and math activities, all inspired by Mo Willems’ literature! There are 125 pages of ready-to-go rich learning activities, perfect for learning centers, small group work, independent study, and whole group experiences. Many of these activities are differentiated to meet the needs of every student! Notes for each activity with helpful hints for implementation are also included!
The following activities are included in this bundle:
•Greater Than and Less Than Mo Willems Dice Roll
•Follow Greater Than and Less Than Directions to create Mo Willems characters
•Leonardo the Terrible Monster--use the Monster Codes to decode
•Leonardo the Terrible Monster create your own monster (focus on using describing words)
•Leonardo the Terrible Monster Continue and Identify Patterns
•Use Greater Than/Less Than/Equal to Compare Mo Willems items to Classroom items
•Compare and Contrast Mo Willems books with a Venn Diagram
•Mo Willems Character Compare books
•Mo Willems Digraph Bingo
•Favorite Part Feature
•Which Characters Learned these Lessons?
•Mo Willems Number Line Story Problems
•Puppet-Making and Performing
•Mo Willems Sentence Search...what makes sense?
•Plan and Create a Setting for a Mo Willems book
•CVC Mo Willems Silly Sentences to Read and Draw
•My New Friend Decoding Sentences
•Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed Book Adaptation
•Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus/The Duckling Gets a Cookie Venn Diagram
•Watch Me Throw the Ball Number Line Game
Component 3) Complete Mo Willems Writing Unit (CCSS Aligned)
A complete Writing Unit for First Graders all based on Mo Willems' beloved literature! Unit is aligned with CCSS and Mo Willems' books are referenced as the Touchstone Texts, so it is highly engaging for first grade students. This comprehensive package includes 3 components:
1. Teacher Lesson Plans: 33 detailed mini-lessons including lessons, book references, CCSS alignments, classroom references, graphic organizer checklists, and Author's Chair ideas.
First Grade Writing Topics in this Unit:
•Topic 1: Introduction to Letter Sounds and Spacing
•Topic 2: Punctuation
•Topic 3: Capitalization
•Topic 4: Dialogue
•Topic 5: Narrative
•Topic 6*: Opinion
•Topic 7*: Writing Persuasive Reviews
•Topic 8*: Writing Persuasive Book Reviews
*Topics 6,7,8 are based on and aligned with Lucy Calkins' Grade 1 Unit on Opinion Writing; here lessons and activities are adapted to integrate Mo Willems' literature.
2. Student Pages: •91 pages of student Mo Willems Writing Prompt pages, directly connected to each of the lessons--these are ready to copy and ready to put directly into a Writing Journal!
3. SMARTBoard Notebooks: •37 pages of SMARTBoard Notebooks, used as tools for introducing and practicing each topic. Hard copies of each page in the Notebooks are also included, so you do NOT need a SMARTBoard to utilize this package.
This 161-page package offers a ready-to-go, easy-to-follow, Common Core aligned, highly engaging way to inspire students to write...all integrated with the literature of Mo Willems!
Note: This file is an independent product and it is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored or otherwise approved by Mo Willems.