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Snowflake Bentley Activities Beyond the Text

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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Snowflake Bentley Activities Beyond the Text

If your students love the book, "Snowflake Bentley" by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, they will love these close reading activities that are specifically built to compliment this amazing biography!

This Snowflake Bentley unit was designed to be used as part of a meaningful reading routine, each day building on the previous day’s reading and at the end, students work to respond and create based on the text. Although the Snowflake Bentley unit was designed this way, the unit does not have to be used this way in your classroom.


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  • Lesson Plans- A five-day outline with suggestions of ideas for a close reading routine of the book and daily writing.

  • Digital Student Activities- Includes a link to the digital student activities for this unit. Makes planning for in-person or online instruction a breeze! Snowflake Bentley digital activities are designed in a student-friendly digital interactive notebook! Each page is hyperlinked so students can easily navigate to the pages you assign! Each activity is included, but is updated to best utilize the digital format!

  • Directions on how to assign and use digital student activities

  • Questions Cards- After reading the book, use these question cards to check for basic understanding of the text. Questions range from level 1-3 on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scale.

  • Snowflake Questions- Students work to answer “W” questions about the book Snowflake Bentley. Includes an empty questions sheet for students who are ready to ask and answer their own questions.

  • Snowflake Main Idea-Students work to identify the main idea and details.

  • Snowflake Character Traits-After reading the text, students choose words that describe Willie Bentley.

  • Snowflake Possessives- Students learn more about possessive nouns. Includes a reference poster, an interactive game, and recording sheet.

  • Using Beginning Glossaries- Help your students better understand how glossaries can be used to understand unknown words. Includes “How Snowflakes are Made” non-fiction text reader, glossary practice pages, and a vocabulary printable.

  • Snowflake Writings- Four writing prompts based on the book and one general writing paper. Includes self-check rubrics.

  • Snowflake Craft- cute snowflake buddy craft to decorate student’s writings. Also includes a digital version of this craft for students to complete!

  • Snowflake Writing Lettering- Use as a title for a bulletin board showcasing your kiddos’ Writings.


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Total Pages
77 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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