Snowflake Bentley: A Winter Themed Literature and Science Unit

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My students loved unit which integrates literature and science to accompany the Caldecott award winning book Snowflake Bentley. There are so many activities for you to choose from! I also included a mini book on how snowflakes are formed. In this unit, students delve deeply into analyzing and interpreting literature. You can use the materials with a whole class, with small groups, in a center, or for independent study. This literature guide can be used with grades 2-5. For younger students, I would recommend it as a read aloud. No matter which grade level you teach, there are plenty of activities for you to choose from and to allow you to differentiate according to the needs of your students.

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Activities in this unit include:

• 30 Comprehension Question Cards
• Summarization – Someone Wanted But So
• Character traits anchor chart
• Snowflake Bentley Character Analysis (versions to differentiate)
• Got to Hand It To You Snowflake Bentley character analysis
• Snowflake Bentley Character Foldable with an I Am Poem inside
• Fact or Opinion Activity
• Walk in the Footsteps of Snowflake Bentley sequencing activity
• Cause and Effect activity
• Snowflake Bentley Fortunately/Unfortunately story
• Theme Anchor Chart
• Understanding the theme worksheet
• Similes activity sheet
• Poem in Two Voices – comparing Snowflake Bentley to John James Audubon
• I am Unique writing activity
• Persuasive Writing Activity
• Newspaper Article writing activity
• My Gift to the World writing activity
• Book Review writing activity
• Interview the author activity
• Looking Closer activity
• Vocabulary Cards with matching definition cards
• Synonym and antonym game
• Syllables matching cards and game
• Parts of speech sorting activity
• Making OW words
• Analogies activity sheet

Snowflake Activities:
• Growing Borax crystal snowflakes science investigation
• Book about the life cycle of snowflakes in both color and b/w to save ink!
• I am Snowflake Bentley activity
• Snowflake Acrostic Poem activity
• The Important Thing About Snowflakes activity
• Snowflake facts mini book activity
• Classifying photographs of real snowflakes activity
• Making words from the letters in snowflake

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Snowflake Bentley: A Winter Themed Literature and Science Unit
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