The Snowy Day Activities for Kindergarten and Lesson Plans!
The [easyazon_link identifier=”0140501827″ locale=”US” tag=”owens65066-20″]Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats[/easyazon_link] has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. Naturally, we had to include this book in our Engaging Readers series!
The Snowy Day Reading Activities – Visualizing
The simple illustrations are precious! It is funny how an image can take your right back to kindergarten. I remember Miss Fox reading The Snowy Day to me (a gazillion years ago.)
We start the week by practicing the comprehension skill of visualizing.
The Snowy Day Reading Activities – Retelling
We have two different retelling options for the classroom to use. One option is the individual cards that students can place in sequential order as they retell the story. This activity is done by the whole classroom, with lots of discussions and retelling practice.
There is also a digital retelling option. These are PowerPoint slides with moveable cards that the students can sequence. They work great on an interactive whiteboard or on an iPad. Plus they make prepping this activity simple!
Each week, the students are given a mentor sentence. First, they construct the sentence and place it in order. The students color code the sentence based on the parts of speech. So far, the students are working on proper nouns, nouns, and verbs.
This also makes a great book to keep the reading response pages in.
and we added the student version of the retelling on the back of the book! Simple!
The Snowy Day – Making Connections
The Snowy Day is a great book for students to practice making connections!
Here are a few examples!
The Snowy Day – Vocabulary Lesson
We also pull a few words from the text each week to dive into a vocabulary lesson! We want to be certain students are determining the meaning of unknown words by hearing them in context. After all, this is the vocabulary skill we want them to learn. So we discuss the word, define the word, and use the word. Each week we focus on two new vocabulary words.
You can find all of these reading activities and The Snowy Day craft templates by clicking:
The Snowy Day Activities and Worksheets
We also have a few center activities and worksheets the students use during the week-long book study.
You can find these center activities, as well as a STEM activity by clicking:
You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template. I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use). You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first. This way the formatting will not be off. Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.
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Additional Winter Activity Ideas
Here are few other snowy/winter blog posts you may be interested in: