Snowy Day ELA is full of snow themed activities tied to many ELA standards!
This ELA unit uses the following texts to teach the skill of making predictions before and during reading:
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, Snowballs by Lois Elhert, Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick, Snowmen at Night, Snowmen at Work, and Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner.
I Can Think About What I Read- Making Predictions Anchor Chart– Use this chart to anchor student learning at the beginning of the unit and give them a working definition of what it means to predict. You can either use the blank version to come up with a good definition of predicting with your class and write their wording, or you can use the version with the definition already printed.
Interactive Notebook entries are included on the following prediction topics:
Make A Prediction: What Do Snowmen Do At Night?
Make A Prediction: What Kind of Work Could a Snowman Do?
Make A Prediction: What Can Snowmen Do All Year?
Make A Prediction: What Will The Good Stuff in the Sack Be Used for in the Text Snowballs?
Stranger in the Woods Predictions
A Pocket Full of Predictions for The Snowy Day
Opinion Writing Pages- Use these pages to have students further interact with the Snow-themed texts. Students can give their opinion of their favorite text in the Snowmen at Night series and give a reason or reasons why. They can also give their opinion of their favorite snow day activity in the second opinion writing prompt. The prompts are differentiated- one version has sentence frames to help students start their sentence, the other version is blank with lines only so students can write their own sentences from start to finish.
We Can Make A Snowman Emergent Reader- Use the emergent reader to build sight word vocabulary and beginning reading skills such as pointing to each word as you read, stopping at punctuation, fluency and inflection. Included are a color version to project or print for large group instruction, and a black and white version to print so students can have individual copies to read, highlight sight words, etc. Sight words included are: I, he, she, we, make, a, little, on, the.
We Can Make A Snowman Write the Room Cards- Use these cards as a resource for your students to spell the words they may want to use in their writing or labeling activities and to complete the “Snowman Write the Room” activity page.
We Can Make A Snowman Labeling– Students can label the parts of a snowman either by sounding out the words or using the write the room vocabulary cards.
My Snowman Writing– Students can write about a snowman of their own creation in this open-ended writing prompt.
How to Make A Snowman Writing- An informative writing booklet that allows your students to sequence how to build a snowman. This is also differentiated, with primary paper lines for beginning writers and more writing space with plain lines for more advanced writers.