It's Groundhog Day Grade 3

EBOTM343

$9.00 USD

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  • Author : Solski, Ruth

28 NO PREP fun activities for this delightful occasion can be the source of fun and excitement for your students as well as a basis for learning a wide range of critical skills in literacy, word study and creative writing. The teacher guide will provide you with background information on the origins of Groundhog Day to share with your students. Thinking about groundhogs and legends will stretch their imaginations and creativity.

Objectives
  1. To provide students with the opportunity to study the mammal - The Groundhog.
  2. To provide students with the opportunity to explore legends and to understand their meanings.
  3. To acquaint students with superstitions and how they are handed down from generation to generation.
  4. To have the students study shadows and experiment with them.
  5. To provide students with the opportunity to learn about Groundhog Day or Candlemas Day and how it is celebrated in North America.

List of Skills

Phonics:
1. “Sh” Sound
2. Blend Digraph Review
3. Double Vowel Review
4. Vowel Review
5. Syllabication

Word Study:
1. Using Homonyms
2. Using Antonyms
3. Using Synonyms
4. Spelling Words
5. Word Search
6. Alphabetical Order
7. Crossword Puzzle

Reading:
1. Drawing Conclusions
2. Sequence
3. Recalling Details
4. Completing Sentences
5. Noting Details

Brainstorming:
1. Animal Vegetarians
2. Animals Pests
3. Animal Homes

Research:
1. Using Calendar
2. Locating Animal Legends
3. Using the Internet

Creative Writing:
1. Writing a Story About a Picture
2. Writing a Story About a Picture
3. Writing a Story About a Picture
4. Writing a Story About a Picture
5. Writing a Story About a Picture

Table of Contents
  • Objectives
  • List of Resources
  • List of Vocabulary
  • Information on Groundhogs
  • Information on the Legend of Groundhog Day
  • Information on the Legend of Wiarton Willie
  • Information on Wiarton’s Groundhog Day Festival
  • Information on Punxsutawney Phil (A United States Groundhog)
  • Information on Shadows
  • Teacher Input Suggestions
  • Poetry and Songs
  • List of Skills
  • Teacher Evaluation Sheet
  • Student Activity Tracking Sheet
  • Activity Cards
  • Answer Key
  • Blank Activity Card
  • S & S Snip Art

74 pages including an answer key.



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