Is your class getting ready to study pumpkins? If so, your students will become PUMPKIN EXPERTS with the help of this 114 page packet!
In this packet, I've included:
Part 1: Posters to hang in your classroom and to use while introducing pumpkin (real life photographs that show the life cycle of a pumpkin and important vocabulary words).
Part 2: Hooked on Pumpkins: These article pages were designed as a way for you to "hook" your students at the beginning of your pumpkin unit. You can display the article pages on your document camera as a whole group or print and display during small group instruction.
Part 3: Differentiated Life Cycle Mini-Books - These are differentiated mini-books that can be used during small group instruction.There are three versions. Each version is slightly easier than the last. I wanted to give you options because I know that many of our students come in reading at different ability levels. It is up to you to pick and choose which articles you use with your groups. You can either print in color and laminate or print them in grayscale.
Part 4: Pumpkin Close Reading Passages (about how to go pumpkin picking and other ways pumpkins are used): These articles are PERFECT to use at the beginning of the year to help you and your students get into the groove of closely reading a text that requires multiple reads and answering text-dependent questions.These can either be done together in small group OR with guided support. Questions about each close reading passage are included.
Part 5: Graphic Organizers Galore - These graphic organizers, vocabulary books, and independent practice sheets can be used however you wish! I tried to offer you many different options to help meet the needs of your diverse group.
In addition, I've also included links to some fabulous pumpkin web resources and books!
Please download the Preview to see some of what is included!