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These Winter Compound Words Literacy Centers make it quick and easy for teachers to provide hands on games that meet the needs of all students. Use them for your December or January ELA activities, centers, stations, or games. With a no prep option - these are the perfect last minute resource!
WHAT YOU GET:
• Three puzzles - each in two differentiated options- with 18 words each
• No Prep options of the three puzzles above
• Two editable rubric options
Look at page four of the preview file to make sure these words are appropriate for your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Plus you can see the various puzzle and rubric options included.
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HOW CAN THESE PUZZLES BE USED?
• Centers, stations, or rotations
• Early or fast finishers
• GATE (gifted and talented education)
• Worksheet alternatives
• Critical thinking skills
• Student, partner, or small group collaboration
• December or January activities
TEACHERS WHO HAVE USED THIS RESOURCE HAVE SAID:
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There are three puzzles included in this download, and you get two options for each puzzle. Plus you also get a NO PREP option of each of those six puzzles. This means there are 12 total puzzle options! The easier option of each puzzle has all the words facing the same direction. The more challenging puzzle has the words facing each other. Choose which one works best for your students.
The no prep puzzles are a great option if you want students to get some fine motor cutting practice and NOT know the final shape. These “cut out” sheets are meant to be given directly to the students to cut out and put together so they don't know the shape. These will be more challenging. But they are no prep – just print and go!
An editable PowerPoint file has been included as a center rubric. A full page option and half page option are both included. Print these out for immediate use, or change the wording and format to fit the needs of YOUR students. You can see the rubric options by looking at the preview file.
Use these puzzles anytime during the months of December or January - or anytime there's snow on the ground during the winter season. Students with special needs also do well with these once they understand the concept. With this fun game format your students will stay engaged while practicing necessary skills!
These puzzles are meant to be somewhat of a challenge - which is perfect to promote a growth mindset. Students will have to keep in mind the shape of the snowman and persevere if the task seems challenging - which may happen with the circular pieces. Tell students to rotate them around and analyze what they can do differently until they fit. This is where their critical thinking and 21st Century skills will come into play!
Just print and quickly cut on the lines (or simply print the NO PREP option) and you have instant winter literacy centers that make skill practice fun and engaging. If you have some extra time, let your third, fourth, and fifth graders decorate the finished snowman. These colored masterpieces can then be used as artwork for the classroom, to help decorate a bulletin board, or be hung in the hallway to add some festive art flair. (And no administrator complaints since it's an academic activity!)
Homeschool Families: You're going to love these puzzles as a last minute, print and go resource! The next time you have a crazy hectic home school day - grab, download, and go! You'll instantly get your sanity back, fit in some academic work, AND have fun at the same time.
Answer key included! Correcting is easy when you use the original fully formed snowman to ensure all the words are in the correct order and the shape is fully created.
Thanks for looking!
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