Winter Literacy Set Print and Digital for 4th - 5th Grade

Grade Levels
4th - 5th, Homeschool
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This print and digital Winter Literacy Set for Google Classroom (and other platforms) is filled with academic but engaging reading and writing activities for 4th and 5th graders. There are reading comprehension passages and printables that target main idea, text evidence, inferences using informational text, inferences using literature, author’s purpose, figurative language, informational text structures, context clues, sentence fragments and run-ons, as well as compare and contrast. There are also writing prompts and a haiku poetry activity.

This unit is winter-themed but has no holiday content. It includes lots of fun and learning that’s just right for the winter season!

It includes:

4 Passages: (2 pages each with comprehension questions and a key)

Text Evidence: Polar Bears

Inferences Using Literature: Bear Fables

Inferences Using Informational Text: Snowflake Bentley

Compare and Contrast: Adelie Penguins and Rockhopper Penguins

Skills Pages:

Main Idea: Antarctica

Main Idea: Cardinals

Context Clues

Winter Idioms

Informational Text Structure

Author's Purpose

Sentence Fragments and Run-ons

32 Task Cards:

Cause and Effect for Winter

Writing Activities:

25 Writing Prompts Handout

Writing Pages


Haiku Poem Directions and Examples Page

2 Haiku Poem Writing Page (one is a snowman and one to write and illustrate)

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS

Why you'll love this resource:

  • The materials are easy to prep and to use and the digital versions are NO PREP!

  • Students love to learn using seasonal and thematic materials!

  • The resource includes a print and a digital format to give busy teachers more flexibility.

  • This literacy set hits standards, while being engaging.

  • It includes a variety of reading skills with different types of resources to keep learning fun!

  • There are so many ways to use this resource, as guided reading, reader's workshop, writer's workshop, independent work, homework, literacy centers, substitute plans, and more!!!

If you're looking for more winter resources, please check these out:

Winter Paired Texts: Print and Digital for 4th - 6th Grades

Winter Themed Language Task Cards Bundle

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Have a wonderful winter season!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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