28 January 2018

Groundhog Day Read Alouds and Activities

I sort of feel like Groundhog Day is one of those "holidays" the sometimes gets overlooked, but it covers so many different teaching and learning opportunities, it's worth taking some time to incorporate it into your lessons.

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Activities and Cross-Curricular Connections
  • Math // Graphing
  • Opinion Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Sequencing
  • Social Studies and History
  • Non-fiction
Free Non-Fiction Reading Passages
  • ReadWorks.org (free for teachers) has non-fiction articles that are perfect to share with students about the tradition of Groundhog Day. You can sign up for an account (again, totally free), and then search "groundhog" and you'll get a list of related articles.
  • Newsela.com (also free), is similar to ReadWorks, and can be searched for specific topics, like groundhogs.
Read Aloud Books
  • I created a few activities to go along with two of my favorite Groundhog Day books, and I went Live on Facebook to share them.
  • You can grab the activities HERE (or the picture below)
  • You can watch the Facebook Live HERE

Happy Teaching!
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  1. Groundhog Day is a fun and one of the unique event of February in America. Make it special by a party with your family and dear ones with some special activities like you mentioned above. You can even bake or order cute cupcakes and cakes with the theme of this event.

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