Space Thematic Unit

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1st - 4th
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Space Thematic Unit

One of my favorite units to teach is Space! It's a great way to use nonfiction text in a high interest way! This thematic unit is packed full of activities that can used during whole group literacy instruction, centers, and science. It blurs the line between literacy, science, social studies, and fun!

Included at the end of this pack are two resource pages full of great books and websites (all hyper-linked) that you can utilize while teaching this unit!

Here's a peek at what's inside:

*Getting Started:

-Space KWL
-Space Vocabulary- students learn more about important content vocabulary. Blank verson included so you can add your own words

*The Moon:

-Moon Study notes page
-“If I Landed on the Moon” reading response pages (including primary and regular writing lines papers).
-Phases of the Moon activity sheet with diagram and video links

*The Sun and Stars:

-The Sun notes page
-The Stars notes page
-“Star Learning” Writing craftivity with an optional "Star of Main Idea" sheet (primary and regular writing papers included)
-My Constellations writing craft with popular constellations reference sheet
-Sun and Moon comparison sheet with cut and paste craft

*Our Solar System:

-“Our Solar System” Interactive Diagram
-“Our Solar System” mini step book labels and rubric
-“My Favorite Planet Report

*Literature Connections:

-“It Came from Outer Space” Expository Writing activity with brainstorm sheet, primary and regular lines publishing papers and rubric
-“We’re Out of this World” Astronaut writing craft with publishing pages.
-“Space Word Work- students create words using the letters in "Solar System".
-Sequencing with “Green Wilma” interactive sequencing activity and cut and paste.

See how this pack is used rightHERE!


Thanks for checking out this unit! ~Leigh Langton, The Applicious Teacher
Total Pages
71 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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