Reading Response Pack- January/Winter

Brenda Tejeda
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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winter- reading response

Fill the month of January with these fun, engaging activities!! This pack includes comprehension and writing activities & crafts for 13 popular January/Winter books, including books for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Groundhog Day. Less than $1 per book, plus 2 bonus ones!

Included are:

*Martin's Big Words* by Doreen Rappaport (can also be used with another book about Dr. King)

-Character Analysis web

-Creative Writing- "My Dreams" sheet- dream for school, community and world

*The Mitten Tree* by Candace Christiansen

-Cause and Effect

-Creative Writing Prompt

*The Missing Mitten Mystery* by Steven Kellogg

-Story Recall and Predicting

-Descriptive Writing

*The Biggest, Best Snowman* by Margery Cuyler

-Sequencing- Beginning, Middle and End

-Procedural Writing- mini-book "How to Build a Snowman" with picture word wall

*Snowmen at Night* by Caralyn Buehner

-Story Recall- Differentiated

-Creative Writing- Design a snowman and write a story about him/her!

*The Snowy Day* by Ezra Jack Keats

-Making Connections

*When Winter Comes* by Nancy Van Laan or

*A Little Bit of Winter* by Paul Stewart

-Creative Writing/Science- brainstorm 5 senses of winter, make flip book

-Creative writing: Acrostic poems for WINTER and SNOW

*Bear Snores On* by Karma Wilson

-Realism/fantasy- Differentiated

-Creative Writing Craftivity- "If I were a Bear. . ." with adorable bear craft.

*Bear Wants More* by Karma Wilson

-Compare/Contrast- Differentiated Venn Diagram


*Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!*

-Persuasive Writing- write a letter to Gretchen

-Writing and Craft- Make a prediction and groundhog headband.

*Sneezy the Snowman*

-Retelling pieces for the pocket chart

-Sequencing cut & paste printable

-Craft ideas

BONUS (These were in my Christmas Read-Alouds pack):

*The Hat* by Jan Brett


-Cause and Effect: Differentiated

*The Mitten* by Jan Brett

-Predicting:Students predict story ending, then record actual ending.

-Sequencing: Color and B&W pictures for retelling the story, along with a recording sheet

-Art: Students draw other things that can blend in the snow

Most appropriate for grades 1-2, but many activities are differentiated, so there is at least 1 activity per book that can be used in Kindergarten.

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