Olive the Other Reindeer ELA Close Reading Unit
Do you love sharing the misguided tale of, "Olive the Other Reindeer" with your kiddos during the holiday season? Then, they'll love this fun English/Language Arts close reading unit! You'll adore the academic focus this unit has! Check out what's included:
-Reindeer Lesson Plans- A five day outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.
-Reindeer Questions- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.
-Reindeer Retell- Students work to retell the story in their own words.
-Reindeer Helper- Students identify how Olive used her talents as a dog to help save Christmas.
-Sound Words- As students reread the text, they note the author’s use of onomatopoeias and discuss how it helps tell the story.
-Sound Words – Students learn about how authors use sound words to enhance their writing. Students look for examples of sound words as they read the story.
-Sound Words Cards and Activity- Students choose one onomatopoeia and write a sentence using the word. Then, students illustrate their sentence.
-Reindeer Puppy- students write how Olive was able to help Santa save Christmas.
-I’m a Santa’s Helper- Students write about their talents and how they could be a Santa’s Helper.
-Santa’s Reindeer?- Students choose a different animal that could be one of Santa’s reindeer and explain why that animal is a good option. Includes illustration paper.
-Olive the Other Reindeer- General writing paper.
-Reindeer Puppy Craft- fun Olive craft to decorate your student’s writing.
-Antler’s headband- print off antlers and glue onto sentence strips. Now your kiddos are declared honorary reindeer just like Olive!
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Key words: Olive the Other Reindeer, Reindeer unit, Christmas Activities, holiday activities, book study, holiday book study, onomatopoeia, expository writing