Valentine's Day : Reading Informational Text and Activities is a bundle of activities for reading, math and fun! It also provides for differentiation as it includes both written text and a link to an audio version. Students can access the audio text on an iPad, Mac or Windows device and follow along as the text is highlighted while they listen. In this exciting activity pack you get:
Engaging informational texts, carefully researched using multiple sources.
An informational text about the history of Valentine’s Day
A second informational text about the history of chocolate
A follow-up true/false text-dependent activity that sends students back to the text to locate answers.
Two fun logic puzzles
A Valentine’s Day word search
All with answer keys and solutions
A sorting and graphing activity using candy conversation hearts (you will need to provide the candies)
An ‘Opposites Attract’ antonyms bingo game and paired calling cards (print on paper, or print on heavier stock for greater durability)
A second bingo game with Valentine's Day themed vocabulary
(print on paper, or print on heavier stock for greater durability)
A ‘Making Words’ activity
Decorative lined and blank paper for letter writing or card making (fold blank paper in half horizontally
**Comes with 'Read To Me', a feature that allows Macintosh and Windows users to read along with highlighted text. This is accessed very simply by clicking on a link at the end of the packet, or by entering the web address into a search engine.**
**BONUS: This packet includes my four-page ‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’, sold separately in my store, but included here at no additional charge. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.
‘Close Reading Informational Text: A Common Core Graphic Organizer for Any Text’ can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.
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