Woodchucks Groundhogs Super Pack

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Common Core Standards
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If you are looking for a unit to begin in February near Groundhog's Day 2014, this Super Pack is perfect for you. This product helps you develop students' expository writing skills in the nonfiction context. Since kids love to learn about animals, you should expect this expository writing unit for upper elementary to be very engaging. Woodchucks, furry little members of the squirrel family, are relevant any time of year for teaching expository writing.

By teaching this nonfiction expository unit, you can also help students practice text structures: compare and contrast, main idea and supporting details, and description.

Extra Features:
*Morning work, center work, and homework.
*Writing motivational kit with woodchuck money
*Supplement for students below grade level - for better differentiation.

Click here to go to my Woodchuck Writing Workshop for free information about expository writing and other writing topics!

Contents included:
6 illustrated Vocabulary cards
Vocabulary fill-in-the-blank
Teacher lesson plan guide
Teacher instructional pages for modeling Main Idea
The Woodchuck Story (Nonfiction passage - 4th grade reading level)
Additional Woodchuck Facts Sheet
The Opossum Story (teacher-created Nonfiction passage)
Venn diagrams (compare/contrast)
Woodchuck Fact Organizers
Woodchuck Writing Frames (Beginner level - 3 versions)
Woodchuck Writing/Planning Frames
Woodchuck Writing Paper
Woodchuck Acrostic
Woodchuck Task Cards (x10) -- Writing and drawing tasks related to content.
Color game board with 14 Q&A cards about woodchuck content

Bonus Materials:
Another Woodchuck Story (3rd grade reading level)
Another Woodchuck Story Reverse Outline Blank and Complete
Woodchuck Word Sorts (parts of speech, number of syllables)
Woodchuck Wordle Worksheet
Woodchuck Sounds Fact Sheet
Woodchuck Word Origin Fact Sheet
Woodchuck Sentence Frames - x6 (illustrated)
Woodchuck Photos - x6 (includes compare/contrast page)
Class Graph - 5 attributes
Woodchuck Morning Work - 5 days (3rd grade level)
Woodchuck Homework - 5 days (challenging 4th/5th grade level)

ESE/ESL Supplement
Woodchuck Story (first-grade level)
Woodchuck Story (simplified for 3-5 grades)
Woodchuck Writing Frame
Woodchuck Task Cards
Woodchuck Word Sorts

Free Motivational Poster

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2 Weeks

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Woodchucks Groundhogs Super Pack
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