To begin, host a class discussion or a group brainstorm to collect strong adjectives and vivid verbs that might be used to describe the secret celebrations of snow people.
This fictional favorite turns out to be the perfect launching pad for practicing both skills. They glide through town, trim the Christmas tree, enjoy games and iced sweets, sashay to their favorite songs, and receive gifts from the Snowman Kris Kringle before they head home for Christmas morning.
In the third section, students draw their snowman back in position outside their home looking subtly different at sunrise. As mentioned above, this book is a great reference point for cause and effect activities and descriptive writing practice.
Laying A Foundation For Cause and Effect After reading this book aloud to your class, host a discussion around how the illustrator clearly shows the snowmen participating in activities the author describes.
Weave In Descriptive Writing Practice The second illustration showing the snowman secretly celebrating at midnight can also serve as a perfect reference for a short descriptive writing piece.
In the second section, students draw their snowman secretly celebrating at midnight.
Follow by analyzing descriptive writing samples about the topic and then give your students time to draft their own descriptive piece about how their snowman secret celebrates.
In the first section, students draw their snowman sitting perfectly outside their home at sunset. I am one of those holiday fanatics who proudly listens to Christmas songs in August and experiences burst of jittering excitement at the thought of hanging stockings.
Celebrate Learning Mount drawings and writing on construction paper and either laminate and bind as a class book, or display on your classroom wall.
Interested in gathering other December read aloud recommendations and lesson plans? Needless to say, I have more than one favorite read aloud for the month of December. My resource includes organized printables that help you guide your students through the steps outlined above, illustration samples, writing samples, and rubrics to help students reflect on their understanding and work quality.
To do so, divide a paper into three sections. I decided to combine both skills to create one project that will serve as a perfect celebration of learning and holiday cheer. My students are in need of some extra practice with identifying cause and effect and expanding detail in their descriptive writing.
Give your students a moment to look carefully at the last page of the book. In this beautifully-illustrated, playfully-rhythmic read aloud, snowmen come to life after humans fall asleep. Ask them to identify a subtle hint in the picture that shows the snowman secretly celebrated at night the snowman is winking.
Give your students practice with showing cause and effect through their own illustrations.Snowmen at Night and Ryan Gosling:) January 10, “Snowmen at Night”.
Now, if you were reading this little ol’ blog last year, you might remember this little writing craftivity we did after reading the story Love the snowman writing activity. Books Teachers Love – December Books For Your Classroom.
Weave In Descriptive Writing Practice. The second illustration showing the snowman secretly celebrating at midnight can also serve as a perfect reference for a short descriptive writing piece.
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A writing activity perfectly paired with "Snowmen at Night". Using a snowman graphic organizer students will brainstorm 3 things their snowman may do while they are asleep at night. Then they will write a narrative about what their snowman did!4/5(91).
Snowmen at Night FREE Printable I love this writing and art activity. I tried to find the original creator of the idea, but instead found a whole Pinterest board dedicated to the idea from various sources.
Using Venn Diagram to compare/contrast - Snowmen at Night & Snowmen All Year Graphic Organizer for Snowmen at Night writing activity. Find this Pin and more on killarney10mile.com by 2nd Grade Snickerdoodles. Snowmen at Night: A Common Core Book Study.
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