Everyone enjoys a good mystery. And everyone especially enjoys discovering a special secret within that mystery. This writing activity, My Snowman’s Secret, gives kids the opportunity to create their own secret snowman mystery story.
My Snowman’s Secret is a wonderful writing extension to the book, Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner. This book provides kids with a background knowledge of a magical mystery snowman adventure. It opens the door to creative thinking and imagination.
Once your students have read or heard the story, Snowmen at Night, then it’s time to capture their excitement and teach them how to write their own snowman secret story.
This product includes:
A chart that explains details.
A chart that explains verbs and adjectives.
A reference or review chart that shows the essentials of writing a great story.
A snowman essentials of writing a story.
A fun short story called The Snowman’s Secret. This sample gives students an opportunity to hear and see a story filled with details.
A picture page for students to illustrate the details of, The Snowman's Secret, as they reread it looking for details.
A student practice page for identifying the essentials of the story, My Snowman’s Secret.
A student practice page for retelling or summarizing the story.
A planning, writing, and illustrating page for student's own snowman’s secret story.
A fun snowman page for students to review and practice their math skills; shapes, counting, and addition.
Teaching Tips and answer pages are provided.
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