Give your students the opportunity to practice reading strategies, writing strategies, and to demonstrate their creativity while learning about an iconic candy treat. This Close Reading activity features a reading passage with comprehensive questions, graphic organizers, writing skills- including creative and descriptive writing, vocabulary, and an art activity.
Can you think of another hard, heart shaped candy that is as synonymous with Valentine's Day and love than Sweetheart Conversation Hearts? I can't! These crunchy, bright-colored sugary treats fill candy bags and hearts, and bring smiles to countless faces of adults and children alike. Share the history of this traditional candy with your students.
This packet includes:
•1 Reading passage
•1 Fun Facts about Sweethearts
•1 Reading comprehension questions
•1 Dictionary Page- Students will/can record any words from the passage that they do not recognize or know the definition for.
•“Write Across My Heart” Activity- 2 pages- in color and black & white
•1 Design a Conversation Heart Activity with writing paper
•1 Sweethearts K-W-L Chart
•1 Conversation Hearts T-Chart
•1 Conversation Hearts Graphic Organizer
•Free writing/Creative writing paper
Please Note: The entire number of pages listed includes directions and/or suggestions for activities, where applicable.
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Would be Appropriate For:
•First Grade students- with or without support depending upon the strength of their independent reading and/or comprehension skills.
•Second Grade students
•Third Grade students whose reading or reading for comprehension skills may be "developing" at this time.
•Literacy Station activities
•Small Group Instruction
•Whole Group Instruction
★Need to save paper?
→Projected onto a Smart Board or White board
•Have students write their answers in complete sentences in a notebook or journal
→Print a few copies in color, laminate them, and place them in a Center for students to complete. Place copies of pages that students need to write on in sheet protectors.
→Uploaded to an application on an iPad for interactive reading and writing
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