Teach your students about the history of our calendar and use that information to spark a creative writing or a group project.
This resource includes:
♦ informational text about the history of the calendar and leap year
♦ comprehension and discussion questions
♦ practice identifying main ideas and types of supporting detail in a text
♦ creative writing response to informational text
♦ creative group project task to create an ad campaign to promote leap year day
I love this resource because:
♥ you can choose to complete all the activities or a few while students learn about this interesting piece of history
♥ it makes a great sub plan
♥ it is perfect for literacy centers & fast finishers
♥ it provides practice reading informational texts -- keep those skills sharp!
♥ you can offer a fun creative writing project that can be a group or individual project
♥ it's ready to use -- you can study the calendar any day of the year (hee hee, calendar humor!)
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