**Update 11/11/2015: This product is listed at regular price again. It goes on sale every year for just a few days leading up to Veterans Day. Not enough time to prep? No worries; the entire packet is NO PREP, makes for a perfect set of sub plans, or you may want to send parts of it home in a Parent Pack!**
This packet addresses several Common Core standards and is just enough to introduce the topic, assess comprehension, let students work independently (both the fact review and game included are perfect for this!), AND even teach something new (writing a friendly letter). It's like a buffet of activities without interfering with your regular daily routine!
If you're looking for a NO PREP yet informative activity for your K-2nd graders, try this Common Core-aligned Veterans Day activity pack. You can use the Math portion for bell work, independent practice, early finishers, or just while you're teaching the unit! This pack addresses Common Core standards in Math and Reading Informational text, as well as Reading Comprehension (scroll up to see CCSS alignment next to the product image). It also addresses Common Core standards for Writing (the "Dear Hero" letter is a PERFECT opportunity for teaching how to write a friendly letter!).
****PLEASE NOTE: Remember to print BORDERLESS to ensure that the chalkboard game board prints properly!**
In this pack, you'll find (in this order):
*a Veterans Day KWL,
*text passages for Reading Informational Text standards,
*a "Dear Hero" letter sheet in both regular lines and primary lines,
*fact review math problems (WITH a recording sheet and answer key!),
*number matching (using camouflage numbers that are also useful for military-themed cards and other craft projects!),
*a place-value "chalkboard" (which is great for Math centers, "take it to your seat" activities, Parent Pack activities at home, or independent practice!), and
*a comprehension activity based on the informational text at the beginning of the product.
So, literally you can just whip this out, start with the KWL, and get going from there! Need sub plans near Veterans Day? Then this is absolutely PERFECT, since there is no prep involved whatsoever, it's easy on the sub, and very engaging for students. You may choose to use the activities in a different order, but either way, there's NO PREP for you! Just print, bring to school (or upload as an attachment to your lesson plan book), pass out printables as you move along, and GO!
***ANSWER KEYS are included for BOTH the Fact Review and Reading Comprehension activity!!***