New Year's Activity: New Year's Word Search (non-fiction, reading facts)

New Year's Activity: New Year's Word Search (non-fiction,
New Year's Activity: New Year's Word Search (non-fiction,
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New Year's: Are you looking for a fun reading activity to kick off the month of January as kids get back to school? How about using this January/New Year's themed informational "fact find". Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.

Both January and New Year's facts are included on this one search.

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Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this 'all about' November fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions.

This New Year's activity is perfect to use in January. Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers.

This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes fun facts about January and New Year's. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentence says, "Can you stay awake until midnight to ring in the New Year? 22% of people actually fall asleep before midnight." The word underlined in the sentence is "midnight", and that is the word students will find.

I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.

There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about January and the New Year. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.

The November words included in the word search are:

**Please note that there are other events/holidays/important days in history for November, but these are the ones included on the search.

January
coldest
summer
Garnet (birthstone)
Carnation (flower)
events
Emancipation (Proclamation signed)
MLK
Kwanzaa
birthdays (famous people in history with January birthdays)
Babylon (first New Year's celebrations)
Blood Donor (American Red Cross asks for donations in Jan)
Wheel of Fortune (began in Jan 1975)
New York
Times Square
crystal
resolution
good luck (foods eaten by people)
midnight
Rose Parade
Cars (holiday when most are stolen)


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FACT FINDS you will like:
BUNDLED PACK
Bats
Pumpkins
Candy Corn
Spiders
Pilgrims
Maps and Globes
Veterans Day
Landforms
Turkeys
Main Idea
Reindeer
Literary Elements
November
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Penguins
100th Day of School
Groundhogs
Valentine's Day
February
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
Colonial Leaders
Jamestown
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Presidents
Christopher Columbus
St. Patrick's Day
Women's History
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Earth Day
Money
Plants
Poetry
Mother's Day
Cinco de Mayo
Memorial Day
Back to School
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.
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New Year's Activity: New Year's Word Search (non-fiction,
New Year's Activity: New Year's Word Search (non-fiction,