This thematic unit contains science, math and literacy across the curriculum activities – as students classify, analyze, inquire about and research snowflakes: including what snow is, snowflake categories, read along research, paragraph writing, 32-math and science task cards and more.
Also included is a PowerPoint presentation to help teach 1st and 2nd graders the process of paragraph writing.
Table of Contents
Page 2 Looking for Winter Instructions and Standards Tie-‐in
Page 3: Looking for Winter – What are the Clues? ELA
Page 4: Looking for Winter: Snowflake Adjective Printable ELA
Page 5: Five Senses ELA/Science Printable
Pages 6-‐7: Adding Snowflakes. Wintery Word Problems. Math
Page 8: Snowflake Science printable. Students read about snowflakes and their shapes. Teacher should read this aloud, as students follow along, and then pair up students to re-‐read and then complete the associated activities. Science, research, ELA
Page 9 -‐ 10: More printables for Snowflake Science. Classification. Two separate activities. Science
Page 11: Mittens Read-‐along Research. Read this page aloud as your students read it silently. Pair students, have them re-‐read the passage and begin their Helping Hand essay. Social Studies, literacy across the curriculum, ELA
Page 12: Instructions for Helping Hand Paragraph on Mittens. ELA, literacy across the curriculum
Page 13: Helping Hand Paragraph Template. ELA, literacy across the curriculum
Page 14-‐15: Mitten Writing Template for students to recopy their Mitten essays and decorate for display.
Page 17-‐18: Snowman Math: Addition number sentences.
Pages 19-‐21: Differentiated Passages. The passages, Mittens (page 11) and Snowflake Science (page 8) are re-‐written to be easier for struggling readers and English Learners to read and comprehend.
Page 22-‐23: A Flurry of Math – Math Game. Math