Valentine's Day Activities Writing Reading Passages Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch

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Celebrate Valentine's Day this February with content-rich print and digital close reading activities including nonfiction articles about Milton Hershey, How Chocolate is Made, engaging fiction activities on the popular book Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, Random Acts of Kindness week, and much more!

This set includes BOTH a printable and a digital Google Slides™ version.

This pack is a great mix of reading, writing, and math activities. Non-fiction articles include text features to strengthen informational text reading skills. Activities and projects require students to use text-based evidence and encourage critical thinking.

Also included is a class community building writing activity your students will love!

Short on time to teach Valentine's Day this year? Complete activities in group settings and encourage meaningful discourse in a short amount of time!

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Link and directions to use the digital version in Google Classroom™


  • 3 Non Fiction Reading Passages and Activities:
  • *The Man Behind the Kiss (Response Questions & Cause/Effect)
  • *Milton, The Philanthropist(Response Questions & Problem/Solution)
  • * How Is Chocolate Made?(Close Reading Reflection, Response Questions and Sequence)
  • Fact and Opinion Reflection
  • Mr. Hershey’s Character Trait Reflection
  • Mini biography Posters
  • Student Note Taking Sheet
  • Student Presentation Directions (Optional Activity)
  • Fiction Reading Passages and Activities for:
  • Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch By Eileen Spinelli (Reader Response Activities: Character feelings, Character Traits, Theme and Reflection Questions )

✓Language Arts

  • Valentine’s Day Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
  • Valentine’s Day Multiple Meaning Words
  • Random Acts of Kindness Challenge
  • Random Acts of Kindness Awards
  • Kindness Acrostic Poems
  • We Love to Read Reflection and Bulletin Board Letters
  • Valentine’s Day Word Search and Answer Key


  • Valentine’s Day Class Kindness Cards
  • Valentine’s Day Friendly Letter
  • Opinion Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer
  • Explanatory Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer
  • Narrative Writing Prompt & Graphic Organizer

✓Math with Answer Keys

  • 2 Levels of Multiplication Practice Page
  • 2 Levels of Adding with Decimals Menu Problem Page
  • Leaping for Love Fraction Game
  • 3 Fraction Word Problems with Answer Keys

Teacher Suggested Use and Book List included.

Suggestions for Effective Classroom Use:

  • Morning Work
  • Centers
  • Partner Work
  • Independent Reading Practice
  • Independent Writing Practice
  • Whole Class Instruction
  • Bulletin Boards-Several different activities included could be used for bulletin board displays this February

Offer your students a twist on Valentine's Day and hearts with this Heart Health Close Reading Pack!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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