Use this product for rigorous, purposeful practice with a bit of Christmas sprinkled inside! Use the activities for whole group, small group, or individual coaching. Review grammar skills (verbs, adverbs, editing sentences, and alphabetical order), write opinion pieces about Santa's job and the best toy in the world, and have a Toy Testing Day.
This product works well with Santa Claus: The World's Best Toy Expert by Marla Frazee. Grab your copy and have some fun!
Students will go high-tech with QR codes to research reindeer diet, names, recipes and wrapping presents! The sixteen QR task cards are perfect for partners or independently. Task card skills skills also include purposeful practice with alphabetical order to the first and second letter, commas in a series, punctuation of sentences and more! Use the response page to keep everything organized! NOTE: A list of links for all of the web sites (and answers to non-web related tasks) used for the QR task cards is included. At the time of publishing, all sites were accurate.
There are practice pages for skills you may have taught, but need a little review, such as adverbs, punctuation, and verbs. These are all presented in fun, Christmas-themed tasks. And, since Christmas is all about TOYS for most girls and boys, there's an exciting Toy Testing Day, complete with parent info letter/permission form, evaluation page, and opinion writing pages for the BEST toy in the world!
Every activity is correlated to the Common Core State Standards --
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.7Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.2 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.eUse adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.EUse glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
2.L.2.2.e Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
50 Pages, including Cover, TOU, Teacher Notes and Activity Pages