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This week-long, 50 page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the book Animals in Winter, written by Henrietta Bancroft and Richard Van Gelder! Included in this pack are background building and vocabulary activities, worksheets, before reading dialogue for an interactive read aloud, during reading questioning for an interactive read aloud, graphic organizers, facts and details activities, and an informative writing prompt. Here are the skills that will be addressed through various activities:
Day 1: Build Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Skills: schema, vocabulary, changing seasons
Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: Animals in Winter
Skills: making connections, main idea and details, cause and effect, facts and details, compare and contrast, retelling, making predictions
Day 3: Comprehension Check
Skills: second read and "5 Answers, 3 Facts, 1 Question" anchor chart and worksheet
Day 4: Facts and Details
Skills: Hands-on "Facts and Details Mix and Match Game"
Day 5: Informative Writing with Graphic Organizer: What do you know about Animals in winter?