This 35 page versatile packet includes both color and black and white ink-saving outlined image pages so you can pick which you want to use. It includes snowball templates and directions for creating a craft for displaying the student writing. It also includes clip art to accent your anchor charts when teaching or to display on a bulletin board with the final writing pieces. You can use it to teach writing with any winter-themed topic/assignment. I've aligned it with the K-4 Common Core Standards for you. It could also be used to meet 5th and 6th grade standards as well.
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I use this activity as a writing sample to show progress throughout the year. The students write about each of the seasons as they begin. I save each piece of work and then put them together sequentially in a portfolio. It is great for conferences and makes a wonderful keepsake for the student.
Please also see my FALL/AUTUMN WRITING PACKET
and SPRING WRITING PACKET
which I use to show growth and progress over the course of the school year.
All of my packets include: brainstorming webs, top down graphic organizers, draft pages and editing pages and often much more! I have found that using the same consistent format really helps the students grow as writers.
This packet aligns with the Common Core:
K.W.1 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose an opinion piece about the winter season
K.W.2 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose an explanatory piece about an event related to the winter season.
K.W.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose a narrative about a winter event.
K.W.4 With guidance add details to strengthen writing.
FIRST, SECOND GRADE & THIRD GRADE
1.W.1 / 2.W.1 / 3.W.1 Write an opinion piece about the winter season or an event associated with the fall.
1.W.2/ 2.W.2 / 3.W.2 Write an explanatory piece about an event related to the winter season.
1.W.3 / 2.W.3 / 3.W.3 / 4.W.3 Write a narrative about a winter event.
3.W.4 / 4.4.4 With guidance, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
1.W.5 / 2.W.5 / 3.W.5 / 4.W.5 With guidance, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning revising, and editing.