Home Sweet Home: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

This Home Sweet Home: Challenge Activities (Theme 5) handout & reference also includes:

Challenge scholars with a plethora of activities found in a unit themed, Home Sweet Home. Activities to expand learners' knowledge include: researching and creating fact file cards about animals' homes, designing the perfect home post card as well as a poster for a kite celebration, writing a community guide book, making a list of favorite places, choosing a DIY crafts to complete, and filling in a cause and effect chart for folktales.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate a display of your class' community booklets with the local library 
  • Display pupils' DIY craft projects at Back to School Night or Open House
  • Provide a collection of folktales to be independently read when time permits  
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit references specific curriculum material that is not included; however, the activities are still usable with some modifications 
  • The unit was created as part of the Houghton Mifflin English language arts curriculum; it can be used on its own or with another curriculum of similar topics

 

Pros

  • Tips to support English language learners are listed next to the activity
  • Additional work suggestions are provided for early finishers 
Cons

  • None