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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportation Literacy Unit

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
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Beep! Beep! This is a 4 Week Planes, Trains and Automobiles Literacy Unit that incorporates Common Core Standards! This thematic study is organized and colorized week by week and includes a contents page. All pages are numbered to help you keep organized! This is a new version of the older transportation theme I had listed last year!

Week One: Transportation on the Road (Red)
Week Two: Transportation on the Train Tracks (Blue)
Week Three: Transportation in the Air (Orange)
Week Four: Transportation in the Water (Green)

The following activities include printables and lots of opportunities for phonetic spelling (AKA invented spelling):

Creating a transportation collage
Building a Hot Rod using a variety of shapes and naming it
Designing a car and writing about what it can do
Making a book from a template “Thing That Stop and Go”
Writing about and comparing different types of road transportation
Comparing and writing about toy trains verses real trains
Hot Air Balloon cut apart spelling
Writing about the Little Engine that Could…“I think I can….”
Matching rhyming words
Making a book from a template “The Up and Down Book”
Word matching to transportation pictures
Re-creating a large helicopter from a story
Writing about and comparing different types of water transportation
Matching opposite words
Designing a ship named after self
Listing foods to take on a voyage
Lighthouse cut apart spelling
Comparing and writing about toy boats verses real boats

I’ve included several samples of completed activities by REAL STUDENTS!!!!

Each week has a detailed Sharing (“Show and Tell”) assignment, which includes guiding questions for you to ask your students during sharing. Also included is a suggested book list for each week. There are a few activities that would work best with the suggested text, which is clearly marked when needed. As a bonus, I’ve included true and tried “teacher tips” after an explanation of each activity!!

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Thank you for checking out my transportation unit! Be sure to download the preview to see more!! I’ll leave you with a transportation joke to tell your students…

Q: What kinds of snakes are found on cars?
A: Windshield Vipers!!!!
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63
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - A Thematic Transportatio