The packet includes writing printables and posters for twelve different community helpers: baker, crossing guard, doctor, farmer, fireman, librarian, mail carrier, nurse, police officer, sanitation worker, teacher, and veterinarian. I also include one printable for students to choose a community helper that is not included in the packet.
Have your students gather information about community helpers from reading an assortment of multi-leveled non-fiction books about community helpers that meet the needs of your students.
Your students can choose a community helper and write 3 facts they learn about that helper. Each printable has a place for them to illustrate their writing. They also share what they have learned by reading the facts to two friends. The children who have been read to write their names on the lines. It’s a way for students to learn about community helpers from each other.
You can place the printables at a thematic social studies or literacy center, or use them during your writing block for guided or independent writing.
I also include half-page size posters of each of the community helpers. Both colored and black and white versions are included. These can be laminated and placed on a pocket chart or word wall or put at a writing center for reference.
The packet also includes community helper word lists. The colored version of the word lists can be laminated and used for small group instruction or placed at a writing center. The black and white version can be used for individual student writing. The students can place them in a writing folder for reference.
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→ This packet was updated June 2015. It was formerly called Reading to Learn About Community Helpers. If you purchased it before this date, download it again to get the updated version.
For more community helper writing activities see:
Writing About Community Helpers Kindergarten
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