Friday, December 29, 2017

The 2018 Winter Olympics Pocketbook!

Hi Everyone!
The Winter Olympics are coming up this year and will take place in Pyeonchang, South Korea. Teach your students about this exciting worldwide event with hands-on, engaging activities that incorporate ELA Common Core standards in all student work.

Look no further and check out this blog post that describes The Winter Olympics Pocketbook. You will be able to seamlessly move through content with your students, and each child will be able to create their own pocketbook portfolio along the way to store their work. Students, parents and administrators LOVE the impressive final product, and it will be a keepsake that they will be proud of and love to show off!! This mega unit includes 6 separate week-long units---6 weeks of materials total that will be all you will need to help your students dive into the Winter Olympics! The 6 Units include:

·      Ancient Olympics
·      Modern Olympics
·      Olympic Hockey
·      Olympic Figure Skating
·      Olympic Bobsleigh
·      Olympic Snowboarding

Not included in the MEGA bundle:  2018 Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang, South Korea unit. This unit stands alone as it is specific to this years host city and includes information about the location, this years mascots and more!

Check out the different elements below that are included in all 6 units that come in the Mega Bundle. Look for the link to grab a FREE sample of the Winter Olympics unit to supplement student learning that goes perfectly with the content in this pocketbook!

PowerPoint Presentations

Begin the unit by engaging your class with a colorful PowerPoint presentation to grab their attention and get them thinking.

Easily move into a group discussion after the open-ended question is given on the last slide to give students a chance to demonstrate their knowledge about the topic.

Re-visit the PowerPoint throughout the week based on the needs of your class and time frame of your lesson.

Smart Art

Students can cut, color and glue to make a fun visual representation of the Olympics. Then, they can write a cohesive paragraph with facts they have learned on the back using the lined paper. Smart Art is perfect for bulletin board displays or can be used to hang around the classroom.

Anchor Chart

Use the colorful pictures and text at the end of the unit to create beautiful anchor charts that can be displayed in your classroom throughout the unit.

As students move throughout the unit, have students recall facts learned and have them actively participate in creating the anchor chart.

Vocabulary Cards 

Print, laminate and cut these eye-catching vocabulary words to serve as visuals for students to refer back to throughout the unit.
Hang them on your word wall, classroom door, bulletin boards, or even make students their own copies of the cards to serve as an easy reference. 

Interactive Vocabulary Puzzle Pieces

Vocabulary picture-definition-word puzzle pieces are perfect to use for centers, partner work or even for practice as homework. You can laminate and cut the pieces to use year after year in centers or let the students have their own copies to put into their pocketbook. The students love to manipulate the puzzles and then use the vocabulary cards to check their work!

Vocabulary Flip Books

Students can demonstrate their knowledge of key vocabulary words using the interactive vocabulary flip book.

Give students picture cards, and they can cut, match, and glue onto corresponding outer flaps. Then, students can write the definition/describe the vocabulary words using the lines on the inside of the book.

Student Workbooks

Color print, then staple the workbooks together for each student. Trim the edges if time allows to make a smaller booklet that will fit nicely in each pocket.

Students can read for information on the topic then answer comprehension questions related to the topic at the bottom of each page. Students may benefit from working with a partner or small group. For students below level, you may choose to open the document onto a Smart Board and read along with them in a whole group setting.

Graphic organizers and writing paper
Students complete graphic organizer either as an independent activity or whole group to demonstrate their knowledge of the topic, writing multiple key details and facts. Then, students can use the graphic organizers as a reference to create a longer writing piece, consisting of multiple paragraphs.
There are 2 options for handwriting lines to allow you to easily differentiate for your students.

Supplemental Pages and Early Finisher Work

Multiple activities are included to supplement the content learned through the student comprehension workbooks and the PowerPoint presentation. Activities can be used for morning work, early finishers, or for homework. Activities include: ABC order, a crossword puzzle, acrostic poem, and word search.

     Instructions for creating the pocketbook are included in your download. They are really easy to make! All you need is a binding machine (most schools already have one), binding combs and construction paper. I use the binding machine below. Its inexpensive and works great! It even comes with a few free binding combs.

--> Binding Machine {Amazon Affiliate link}
--> Binding Combs {Amazon Affiliate link}

Ready to download your FREE 2018 Winter Olympics resource? It is a sample of what you would get in a full unit. Grab this HUGE freebie right here by clicking on the image!! Then, come back and let us know how your students enjoyed using it for a chance to be entered in another resource giveaway!

If you love Pocketbook Units as much as we do and your students benefit from the consistency of our format, then you can get ALL of our comprehensive units in one download for a HUGE savings right here.

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