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Printable Valentines | Valentine’s Day Activities | Valentine’s Reading and Writing Activities | History of Chocolate
Need Valentine's Day activities? What better topic to teach during Valentine’s Day week than chocolate? This mini-unit will provide your students with a history of chocolate while practicing guided close reading skills, written responses, learning important vocabulary and more. It’s a perfect companion topic for Valentine’s week, winter, or any time during the year. More than enough resources to fill five days of lessons, if not more in your classroom.
This resource was designed to be little to no-prep for you and works extremely well as an emergency sub plan resource. Simply copy enough pages for your class(s) and keep on hand with a copy of the included Teacher Notes. Perfect for days when you have to be out unexpectedly!
*Now includes printable Valentines and Treat Bag Toppers for you and your students!
1. Resource notes and suggested teaching plan.
2. Three levels of an original passage on the History of Chocolate. Perfect for differentiating.
3. Close Reading Practice 1. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 1- 3, which focus on “Key Ideas and Details” in a text.
4. Close Reading Practice 2. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 4 - 6, which focus on an author’s use of “Craft and Structure.”
5. Close Reading Practice 3. These sheets have students practicing Informational Text Standards 7 - 9, which require “Integration of Knowledge and Ideas.”
6. Two Reading Response Prompts. Using what they’ve learned from the passage, students response to two directed questions.
7. Close Reading Thinkmarks. Copy and laminate for students to use all year long.
8. Writing Pages. Themed writing pages for use in reading responses, writing centers, and more.
9. Vocabulary Booklet. Words important to the text fill the pages of this booklet. Students write a sentence telling what they knew about the word before reading the passage, a sentence on what they’ve learned about the word, make connections to other words, and draw their idea of the word in the box.
10. Printable Valentines and Treat Bag Toppers. Multiple valentines and treat bag toppers to choose from. Can also be used as tabletop cards.
11. Answer Keys: pages 13 – 18.
Need a Valentine's Day writing activity that also encourages kindness? Be sure to see my Kindness Writing for February resource.
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