Reading Valentine's Day Activity

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3rd - 4th
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This is a great product for keeping students engaged in reading skills. My students had so much fun! Thanks for providing options for the text levels as well!
My class had a blast trying to figure out the mystery! It kept them engaged while reviewing key language skills.
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  1. Monthly engaging and rigorous challenges for students to practice their reading and writing skills. Students practice theme, main idea and detail, compare and contrast, context clues, inferencing, point of view, text structure, text features, character traits, and literal/nonliteral meanings. Why wi
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The students will practice theme, text features, comparing and contrasting, main idea, context clues, inferencing and writing with character traits in this ENGAGING Valentine's Day challenge. The students will go through a series of six challenges. They will have a broken heart and each challenge will earn them a piece of tape to fix the heart. At the end they will have a heart and earn a reward of your choice!

Each challenge has a reading or writing component to it.

Challenge 1:

Read a fiction piece about love and identify the theme in the passage. They will have to also identify three different pieces of proof of the theme.

Challenge 2:

Read a nonfiction piece about Valentines Day and identify the text features used, analyze the text features, and create their own text feature.

Challenge 3:

Read two different stories about Valentines Day and compare and contrast the two, while identifying the main idea.

Challenge 4:.

Complete an inferencing investigation by reading different people’s account of a situation.

Challenge 5::

They have to use context clues in order to solve a riddle.

Challenge 6::

Write your own story about Valentines Day with a given theme, characters, and character traits.

There is a phonics version now added to this product for easy differentiation ! You can also use this version for 1st and 2nd graders!

After completing the challenge they earn their tape and go to the next. The challenges are checked by you (answer key provided). They do not have to do the challenges in order. When they are done I set up a special Valentine's Day spot with books, Valentine's Day games, and candy!

This is a great one or two day challenge that is fun and engaging to students while being rigorous and practices many skills that students need!

This has a Google Drive version and a paper version.

If you want challenges for the whole year check out the link below!

Reading Skill Bundle

What others are saying?

Dakota- I can already see the excitement on my students' faces when we start this activity. I love that there are so many different reading skills being targeted!! Your creativity is awesome, and I am sure that my students will really be ready for challenge on Valentine's Day! Thank you :)

Madison- This resource was very fun to use around valentines day, the text is high leveled so we did more guided practice but the set up of the activity was great!

Rebecca- Another amazing resource! Such an engaging and fun way to celebrate the holiday while still learning rigorously!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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