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Snow, Penguins, & Polar Bears: EXTRAVAGANZA Bundle

Snow, Penguins, & Polar Bears: EXTRAVAGANZA Bundle
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This bundle includes my three favorite winter units!!! It's time for snow, penguins, and polar bears!! I just love theme teaching!!! You can save 20% by purchasing the bundle!!!

Hollie
http://www.therazzledazzleclassroom.blogspot.com/

Snow: A Wintry Extravaganza
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Snow-A-Wintry-Extravaganza-1023813
This snowy bundle is sure to brighten up those cold winter months!!! Your students will have a blast exploring fiction and nonfiction reading strategies and skills while learning about snow and blizzards! I have included an informational snow book/PowerPoint, comprehension guides, 8 literacy stations/games, seasonal interactive notebook pages, writing activities (opinion, informative/explanatory, narrative), text feature hunt, math games and activities, snowman glyphs, and SO MUCH MORE!!

*This unit was created by and aligned with the common core standards. Look closely at the description and preview!!!

Inside you will find…
A Story About Snow – A nonfiction book/PowerPoint presentation

Reading – Nonfiction
-SQ3R Reading Response Sheet
-It’s Snowing by Gail Gibbons Comprehension Guide {vocabulary, comprehension questions, word work (abc order, rhyming words, possessive nouns, commas in dates)
-Whiteout! A Book About Blizzards by Rick Thomas – Comprehension Questions (With a focus on text features)
-Text Features {Lesson plans, 10 text features response sheets (table of contents, captions, bold print, italics, headings, subheadings, glossary, index, diagrams, dedication)}

Reading – Fiction
-BME Melted Snowman Hat - Perfect for any snowman story!
-Snowzilla by Janel Lawler – Comprehension questions and character trait response sheet.
-The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Culer – Comprehension questions and central message / character change response sheets.
-The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll – Comprehension questions and Story Map

-The Snow Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler – Chapter by chapter comprehension guide. (Perfect for guided reading groups!)
-Student Cover Sheet
-Chapter 1-2 vocabulary, 7 comprehension questions, vowel sounds, shades of meaning, classifying words, contractions
-Chapter 3-5 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, visual images, commas, ending sounds, syllables, long e and long o words
-Chapter 6-7 vocabulary, 6 comprehension questions, homophones, rhyming words, syllables,
-Chapter 8-10 vocabulary, 4 comprehension questions, character traits,
-Chapter 11-12 vocabulary, 6 comprehension questions, contractions, homophones, root words, syllables, making connections
-Answer Key

Science Printables and Experiments
-Snowflake Observations – Students observe snowflakes and record what they learned.
-What’s the Temperature – Students put one thermometer under the snow and one thermometer on top of the snow. Students write about what they learned.
-Iceberg fun – Students learn about icebergs and complete an iceberg experiment.
-Salt and Ice – Students complete a salt and ice experiment and write and draw about their observations.

Interactive Notebook Pages – A thematic supplement to your reading journals, social studies journals, and interactive reading notebooks, etc. Addresses standards {RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL..5, RL.9, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.7}

Writing
-Snow Globe Craft – This cute activity can be used for a variety of purposes. I have included lined writing paper and a blank sheet for drawing/writing. One year I had my students write narratives about the snow globe snowman that came to life. This year I want to focus on informational writing, so my students will be reading the “Snow” PowerPoint book that I created and writing informational pieces about snow.
-Snow Web
-Snow Four Square
-Informational Organizer
-Writing Paper with Picture
-How to Build a Snowman – two versions
-Opinion Writing Prompt

8 Literacy Stations and Games
-All Stations are in color & black and white.
1. Homophone Match Up – Match the homophone to the correct sentence. Record answers on the recording sheet.
2. Vocabulary – Students determine the meaning of a word based on the context. Students write a definition and draw a picture of the word on their recording sheet.
3. Homonym Memory – When students make a homonym match they must write and illustrate a sentence using the homonym pair.
4. Root Words – Students are given a stack of word cards with prefixes and suffixes. They must match the word card to the root word and record answers on the recording sheet.
5. Idioms – Students draw an idiom from a stack of cards. They must describe and illustrate the literal and figurative meaning of the word.
6. Compound Words – Students sort compound words. {Compound word/not a compound word}
7. Past Tense Verbs – Students match the verb to the past tense of the verb (irregular).
8. ABC Order – Students put cards in ABC order and record answers on the recording sheet.
9. Noun, Verb, Adjective, Pronoun – Color by parts of speech mystery picture (Wooden Sled)

Math
-Snowman Glyph, Graph, and Graph Questions
-Color by number – Addition
-Mystery picture on the number grid (penguin) - Addition
-True or False with base ten blocks – Students count base ten blocks and determine if the number given is true or false.
-Even or Odd – Students solve subtraction problems and determine if the difference is odd or even.

Table Headers & Desk Name Plates {Editable}

Book Suggestions:
*Fiction
Snowzilla by Janel Lawler
The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll
The Biggest, Best, Snowman by Margery Cuyler
Sneezy the Snowman by Stephen Gilpin
Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
Millie in the Snow by Alexander Steffensmeier
Snow Family by Daniel Kirk
Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan
Stella Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay

*Homophones & Homonyms
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bare? By Brian P. Cleary (Great to read before introducing the literacy stations/games!!)

*Nonfiction
Whiteout! A Book About Blizzards by Rick Thomas
It’s Snowing! by Gail Gibbons
Blizzards! by Lorraine Jean Hopping
Magic School Bus Lost in the Snow by Joanna Cole
Snow Day by Betsy Maestro
Flakes and Flurries: A Book About Snow by Josepha Sherman
Snow is Falling by Franklyn M. Branley
(242 pages)

You Are Cordially Invited To: The Penguin Extravaganza
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/You-Are-Cordially-Invited-To-The-Penguin-Extravaganza-480949
This waddling extravaganza is jam packed with FUN! Use this bundle to explore fiction and nonfiction reading strategies and skills while learning about penguins. It includes comprehension guides, reading response sheets, language arts printables, writing activities, penguin glyph, penguin craftivity/hat, penguin web quest, research projects, and so much more!!

*This unit was created by and aligned with the common core standards. Look closely at the description and preview!!!

Inside you will find…
A Book About Penguins – A nonfiction book/PowerPoint presentation

Reading Comprehension Guides
-Tacky The Penguin by Helen Lester – Comprehension Packet {predictions, vocabulary, word work (abc order, syllables, correct the sentence), 4 comprehension questions, character traits}

-The Emperor’s Egg by Martin Jenkins – Comprehension Packet {surveying the book, vocabulary, word work (shades of meaning, syllables), comprehension questions, making connections}

-Penguins by Gail Gibbons – Comprehension Packet {forming questions, vocabulary, comprehension questions, word work (abc order, rhyming words, beginning sounds, classifying words)}

-Eve of the Emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne – Chapter by chapter comprehension guide (Perfect for guided reading groups)
-Student Cover Sheet
-Chapter 1-2 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, fact and opinion
-Chapter 3-4 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, contractions
-Chapter 5-6 vocabulary, 6 comprehension questions, cause and effect, making predictions, character traits
-Chapter 7-8 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, syllables
-Chapter 9-10 vocabulary, 4 comprehension questions, making connections
-Answer Key

Reading Response Sheets
-Fact/Fiction Response Sheet – I always begin my penguin unit by reading Tacky the Penguin and completing this fact/fiction sheet. This cute story always sparks curiosity about penguins. Students learn that although the book is fiction, they can still learn real facts about penguins.
-Character Traits Response Sheet – Tacky books are perfect for analyzing characters!
-Character Comparison Response Sheet
-Character Change Response Sheet
-Penguins Can/Have/Are/Need
-Visual Images Response Sheet
-Making Connections Response Sheet
-Making Inferences Response Sheet
-SQ3R Reading Response Sheet - While using this strategy, students will need to survey the book and then form questions to guide their reading. After reading the book to the class, I usually let my students pair up and retell the story to a friend. We then get back together and I show each page of the book to allow time for students to determine if they left anything important out of their retelling.

Penguin Glyph – Patterns, pictures, graph, and graph questions included.

Writing and Research
-Penguin Web Quest – Use the QR code or use the link to research penguins.
-Penguin Web, Four Square, Writing Paper – After reading/researching penguins students can write an informational piece about penguins.
-Penguin Research Graphic Organizer – Students can research a specific penguin species and use the graphic organizer to write an informative writing piece. (I plan to let my students work with partners to gather research!)
-Writing Paper
-Penguin Page Topper and/or hat – Display student writing with this quick and easy penguin craftivity. The penguin pattern could also be glued to a sentence strip to make a cute hat!

Language Arts Printables
-Fact and Opinion – Students cut and sort fact and opinions.
-Statement or Question – Students cut and sort statements and questions.
-Correct the sentences – Students write sentences correctly (commas in a list, commas in dates, proper nouns, punctuation).
-Unscramble the Sentences – Students unscramble words to make sentences.
-Expand the Sentences – Add adjectives to expand sentences.
-Common and Proper Nouns – Students cut and sort common and proper nouns using a flap book.
-Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives – Cut and sort nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
-Phoneme /aw/ word sort (includes graphemes aw, au, all, wa, ough) – Students cut and sort by spelling pattern.

Table Headers and Desk Name Plates {Editable}
(121 pages)

Polar Bears: Reading Extravaganza
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Polar-Bears-Reading-Extravaganza-505955
This polar bear extravaganza is jam packed with FUN! Use this bundle to explore fiction and nonfiction reading strategies and skills while learning about bears. It includes comprehension guides, reading response sheets, language arts printables, writing activities, a polar bear glyph, polar bear craftivity/hat, web quest, research projects, and so much more!!

*This unit was created by and aligned with the common core standards. Look closely at the description and preview!!!

Inside you will find…
A Book About Polar Bears – A nonfiction book/PowerPoint presentation

Reading Comprehension Guides
-Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett – Comprehension Packet{predictions, vocabulary, word work (abc order, root words, vowel sounds), comprehension questions}

-Sleepover Larry by Daniel Pinkwater – Comprehension Packet {surveying the book, vocabulary, word work (shades of meaning, syllables), comprehension questions, making connections}

-Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne – Chapter by chapter comprehension guide (Perfect for guided reading groups)
-Student Cover Sheet
-Chapter 1-2 vocabulary, 6 comprehension questions, making inferences, visual images
-Chapter 3-4 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, contractions
-Chapter 5-6 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, idioms, making predictions, character traits
-Chapter 7-8 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, nouns, verbs, adjectives
-Chapter 9-10 vocabulary, 5 comprehension questions, making connections
-Answer Key

Reading Response Sheets
-Fact/Opinion Response Sheet – After reading an informational book about polar bears, students can list facts that they have learned and the various opinions that they have about the topic.
-Visual Images Response Sheet
-Making Connections Response Sheet
-Making Inferences Response Sheet
-Setting Response Sheet
-Character Comparison Response Sheet
-Polar Bears Can/Have/Are/Need
-SQ3R Reading Response Sheet - While using this strategy, students will need to survey the book and then form questions to guide their reading. After reading the book to the class, I usually let my students pair up and retell the story to a friend. We then get back together and I show each page of the book to allow time for students to determine if they left anything important out of their retelling.

Penguin Glyph – Patterns, pictures, graph, and graph questions included.

Writing and Research
-Polar Bear Web Quest – Use the QR code or use the link to research Polar Bears.
-Polar Bear Web, Four Square, Writing Paper (2 options) – After reading/researching Polar Bears students can write an informational piece. (One year I had my students write as if they were the Polar Bear. The title was: If I Were a Polar Bear…)
-Polar Bear Page Topper – Display student writing with this quick and easy polar bear craftivity. The polar bear pattern can also be glued to a sentence strip to make a cute hat!

Language Arts Printables
-Fact and Opinion – Students cut and sort fact and opinions.
-Quotation Marks or Not?– Students cut and sort sentences that need quotations marks. Students add quotation marks to correct the sentences.
-Correct the sentences – Students write sentences correctly (commas in a list, commas in dates, proper nouns, punctuation).
-Expand the Sentences – Add adjectives to expand sentences.
-/tr/ or /ch/ word sort – Students cut and sort words based on the beginning digraph or blend.

Table Headers and Desk Name Plates {Editable}

Book Suggestions:
Fiction
Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The Very Hungry Bear by Nick Bland
Sleepover Larry by Daniel Pinkwater
Irving and Puktuk: Two Bad Bears by Daniel Pinkwater


Nonfiction
Caroline Arnold’s Animals: Polar Bear’s World by Caroline Arnold
Waiting for Ice by Sandra Markle
Ice Bear and Little Fox by Jonathan London
Face to Face with Polar Bears by Norbert Rosing
Ice Bears by Brenda Z. Guiberson
Growing Up Wild Bears by Sandra Markle
Polar Bears by Valerie Bodden
Knut: One Little Polar Bear Captivated the World by Juliana Isabella and Craig Hatkoff
(101 pages)

I really enjoy science and I LOVE teaching reading!! I think it is especially fun to incorporate science content into my daily reading plans while still teaching reading skills, strategies, and the common core standards! My students get so excited when I introduce a new theme. It REALLY gets them excited about learning! Before introducing the theme, I always play 20 guesses or put a representation of the theme in a mystery bag.
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