The Jacket I Wear in the Snow: Winter is such a fun time to add winter literacy integration options to our learning. We can integrate so many amazing books to integrate to guide our learning and peek student interest. And we can even add science ideas and activities in the Winter months.
Winter Literacy Integration Ideas
One book I love to integrate into our Winter learning is There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow. That is a fun book to discuss snowmen and how to build one. I know my little learners from Georgia really don’t understand how to build a snowman, since we rarely get enough snow to make a single snowball. I love to listen to my readers “read” this book because they memorized the words. They have such confidence and love that they are in the beginning stages of reading using this book.
Another great literacy idea for Winter is Tooth Trouble. If this book is harder to find, try to look into Scholastic Book Clubs for it. It is a great book to talk about walruses and how they live. This book also contains a tie-in to dental health if you need that topic.
States of Matter with Sneezy
One book I love to use to guide learning during Winter is the book, Sneezy the Snowman. It is all about freezing and melting with a fun character names Sneezy. I can’t recommend this book enough, IT IS A MUST READ.
More Winter-Themed Integration Ideas
Another engagement trick is to take our learning theme and tie it into as many other subjects as possible. This allows learners who love science and social studies to feel confident in subjects like ELA or math, even if they are weaker in them. Plus, they are super engaged. Additionally, the teacher in me doesn’t feel so badly when some of our science and/or social studies time gets cut short, because we are incorporating it into other areas.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow Freebie
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