A Christmas Reading Vocabulary Unit: Common Core Standards and GPS

I am so excited!  My Christmas unit is finally DONE!  It is HUGE!  All pages included, it is 72 pages long!  Several of my teammates and another one of my bloggy friends (Hi Katie!) have given me really great feedback on the lessons and the matching crafts.

Here is a description of the unit:
The purpose for this 7 day unit is to teach vocabulary in context. Research shows that the best way for students to remember, use and manipulate new words is when it is taught in context rather than isolation.

I also wanted to integrate arts and crafts back into my classroom because it seems like testing and assessment is slowly but surely draining out any fun. Hopefully these activities will put some life back into our classrooms!

Here is a preview:


This 72 page unit includes seven days of lesson plans that focus on the books How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss, The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore and illustrated by Ruth Sanderson, Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto.

This unit focuses on vocabulary and covers:
*character analysis and inferring
*Synonyms
*antonyms
*prefixes, root (base words), and suffixes
*strategies for decoding text

This packet 72 page includes
*Related Common Core Standards and GPS for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades
*A Note to the Teacher
*Seven days of 25 minute mini lessons with pictures (7 pages)
*1 Grinch Antonym worksheet for students
*3 Anchor charts to copy or enlarge
*3 crafts with the directions and printables included
* 1 prefix, root, suffix card activity for the whole class
*1 prefix, root, suffix game
*Credits, thank you page and a copy right page

Here is the first super cute craft-tivity in the unit!

The unit is $8.00 in my Teachers pay Teachers store!! 
Thanks!

 

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2 comments

  1. I totally wish I had seen this last week!

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  2. This looks awesome! Like the last person said, I wish I had this sooner! I had specifically looked at TPT for Christmas units.
    I may scrap what I have planned and use this anyway. It's so good and I am doing test prep right now too even though the test here isn't until April.

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