Monday, November 28, 2016
When I taught primary grades (1st, 2nd, and 3rd), I could hardly wait for the holidays because of this gingerbread man unit. Not only did I love these books and activities, but my students could hardly wait to see what was next.
Why I love this unit is simple: it teaches reading skills through an engaging, exciting way.
What do you need to do to set up this unit?
Head to your local library and check out all the books. Who knew that there were so many versions of the Gingerbread Man stories? My personal favorite is, "Stop that Pickle!"
After you grab all the books, just print and go! I have made this new unit to fit the needs of primary classrooms. In the example below, you can see that I have accommodated the activities by having documents that have dotted lines for writing or similar pages that have smaller spaces and regular lines. This allows the teacher to choose which page fits the needs of their learners.
A variety of reading skills are covered in this thematic unit: story elements, cause and effect, problem and solution, comparing and contrasting, and much more! These stories are so exciting, that I know the students will love these review pages!
The fun will continue with a family project: disguise a gingerbread man!
In class, the students will create trading cards or spin to make sentences:
Need some color by sight words or odd and even numbers? I've got you covered there, too! These coloring pages will be a great way for students to practice a skill in a fun way.
Get your students moving with this unit! I've included ten cards for them to find and write the room. The students can also practice counting from 1-20 by writing the room and counting these fun images related to the stories.
Still curious about this thematic unit? Check out this freebie! It includes 6 pages that review adjectives. (Click here)
Thank you all for your continued support! I am wishing you a very happy holiday season!