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Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards

Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
Valentine's Day Nonfiction Reading Comprehension + Leveled Texts and Task Cards
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Did you know there is no definitive start to Valentine's Day? Or that chocolate was once given as a remedy for a broken heart? Let your students explore the history and traditions of this popular holiday, while strengthening their close reading and critical thinking skills!

My students love celebrating holidays, but they are always a little curious about why we take part in certain traditions. I always like celebrating holidays in my classroom but worry about spending time on activities that were really just for FUN. So that's why I created this activity pack. It allows us to engage in some holiday celebrations while still sneaking in some really valuable reading, writing, and critical thinking skills!

Here’s what you’ll get in this packet:

THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS of text about the history and traditions of Valentine's Day so children within your classroom can have a shared experience with close reading content, at a readability level suitable for their independent reading comprehension. Leveled to 8th grade, 6th grade, and 4th-grade readability, using Flesch-Kincaid grade level equivalents *LEVELS ARE MARKED USING A CODE IN THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF EACH PAGE*

Anticipation guide and comprehension activity sheet with answer key This true/false pre-reading activity helps activate schema and build interest in the topic. Using it again as a post-reading activity allows students to reflect on predictions versus facts they encountered in the text, and make changes to statements to make them true

NINE Higher Level Thinking Task cards based on the three highest levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: Analyze (3 cards) Evaluate (3 cards), and Create (3 cards), as well as two blank cards if you’d like to create your own (or have students create a task). Please note that these are not simple “scoot” type task cards. Tasks include analyzing a primary source document, evaluating famous Valentine's Day gifts using student-selected criteria, learning about the language of flowers, writing a news article and more! Each task is designed to last at least 15 minutes or more, so depending on how you use this resource, it could last a single class period or be used for the entire week or more. They work GREAT during independent work and literacy centers!

Accompanying Activity Sheets for use with task cards and a choice board for implementation/tracking of the activities. Choice board, task cards, and corresponding activity sheets are marked with numbers so that you can easily match the task to the correct pages.

Teacher's Notes/Suggestions for Implementation

Helpful hints for implementation of the primary source document activity

Answer keys and a general product rubric to evaluate products students create during the unit.

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Here's what buyers said about my similar units Nonfiction Reading Comprehension & Extension Activities: Halloween and Nonfiction Reading Comprehension & Extension Activities: April Fool's Day

"This is a wonderful resource that I am so excited to implement with my 6th-grade students. I love the idea that you can easily differentiate within a classroom using this resource. The instructions are clear and thorough, the graphics are eye-catching, and the task cards are genius. This is WELL worth the price. Thanks, Soaring with Snyder!!"

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*Thank you so much for considering this fun resource!

*If you have any questions or if there is something you need help with regarding this product, PLEASE EMAIL ME: jen@soaringwithsnyder.com I'm happy to help!

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