This Bunnicula unit is a complete literacy unit ideal for whole group, small group, literacy centers, book clubs, or mystery study. It is filled with an abundance of Common Core reading comprehension questions, writing, and activities. It is now available for digital use in GOOGLE SLIDES and POWERPOINT. Everything is done for you while you and your students enjoy reading one of my favorite stories Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe!
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES ARE PACKED INTO THIS INCREDIBLE RESOURCE:
Cause and Effect
Fill in the Blank
Compare and Contrast
Persuasive Letter Writing
5 W’s- (Why, When, Where, What, Who)
Illustration of Event
Point of View Character Quotes
Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Idiom, Onomatopoeia
Analyzing Chapter Titles
Character Point of View
Vocabulary Study with a Vocabulary Test
End of Unit Test: (2-pages including matching, multiple choice and open ended questions finishing with a point of view paragraph.
Students will be excited to write with this adorable STEP-BY-STEP MYSTERY WRITING activity. Although I loved doing this unit around Halloween, it can be done any time during the year. Students love being detectives and using the detective journal!
PRINT OFF THE BADGES AND GET READY TO TAKE NOTES IN A DETECTIVE JOURNAL! You could even buy those little magnifying glasses so they can pretend they are detectives!
What is included?
1. Badges: color and black and white version
2. Mystery Elements: Start off by explaining some vocabulary that goes along
with mysteries. There is a study sheet, I have who has game, and a quiz.
(Answer key is at the end)
3. Detective Notes: Give each student the tri-fold. (Print front to back)
4. Anchort Charts: Writing process and one for step of the writing process.
5. Graphic Organizer: 2 versions- Use it along with the “How to Organize” ideas anchor chart- 2 versions.
6. Writing Checklist: full page version and post-it version
7. Final Copy Templates: 2 versions. Each with 2 different lined spacing
*** For fun: play Clue board games.
PRODUCT 3: OCTOBER DOOR DECOR
Door decor perfect for October, Halloween, and building character! These cute pumpkins are used to show how students are BRAVE in the classroom or at home. At the end of the month, children will go home with their character building pumpkin and a card saying they are brave. Everything is prepped and ready for you!
✓ Directions and photos
✓ A List of “BRAVE” deeds to help with brainstorming
✓ Color or Black/White pumpkins (students can color them)
✓ Choices of primary lines and upper elementary lines – 4 total
✓ A choice of signs- “Be Brave if You Dare” “We Dare You to Be Brave” “Our Class Dares You to Be Brave” “I was Dared to Be Brave” These signs come with AND without Halloween graphics.
✓ An editable sign to add teacher’s name: “____Class Dares You to Be Brave”
✓ Decorations include color and black and white versions of Haunted House, black tree, bats, ghosts, pumpkins, moon.
Kids and parents will love it!
PRODUCT 4: HALLOWEEN TREAT BAG LABELS
These labels are used to staple onto Halloween treat bags. There are four different styles.
1. Witches Warts
2. Monster Scabs
3. Ghost Poop
4. Jack O’Lantern Teeth
They are available in color or black and white. Black and white can printed on colored paper. 3 sizes are available: 3.2 inch width, 4.0 width, 4.2 width
Trick or Treat!
PRODUCT 5: HALLOWEEN SCARY SIMILES
1. Write the rest of the Halloween similes.
2. Illustration templates- Choose 4 of them to illustrate- great bulletin board!
PRODUCT 6: OCTOBER WORD LIST A word list with October related themes which is great for projects and activities. I use them mainly for writing stories and poems.
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OTHER OCTOBER RESOURCES: