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Owls Math and

Literacy Resource
Pack

By Elena Bee

www.beemathandliteracy.com
2011

Table of Contents


Table of Contents ..................................................................................................................................1
Owls Math and Literacy Resource Pack Introduction ..............................................................3
Objectives .................................................................................................................................................3
Components..............................................................................................................................................3
Owl Literature Resource List ............................................................................................................6
Fiction .......................................................................................................................................................6
Non-Fiction ...............................................................................................................................................8
KWL Chart Activity ............................................................................................................................ 10
KWL Barn Chart ........................................................................................................................................12
Sing Along with Guitar Chords....................................................................................................... 15
Guitar Chords .............................................................................................................................................24
Group Listening Questions .........................................................................................................................25
Reading Comprehension Activity ................................................................................................. 26
Real or Not Real? Owl Activity....................................................................................................................27
Real or Not Real Table Sample .............................................................................................................32
Characteristics Table Sample..................................................................................................................33
Real or Not Real Venn Diagram Sample ...............................................................................................34
Characteristics of a REAL Owl .................................................................................................................35
Characteristics of an Owl that is NOT REAL ............................................................................................36
Paper Bag Owl Craft .......................................................................................................................... 37
Paper Bag Owl Craft Patterns .....................................................................................................................40
Literacy Activities .............................................................................................................................. 41
Owl Picture Sequencing Activity................................................................................................... 42
Owl Pictures............................................................................................................................................43
My Owl Story ..........................................................................................................................................44
Matching Activity ............................................................................................................................... 45
Printing Practice Activity ................................................................................................................ 50



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Math Activities .................................................................................................................................... 51
Counting to 100 Activity #1 ........................................................................................................................52
Counting to 100 Activity #2 ........................................................................................................................53
Counting Backwards Activity #1 .................................................................................................................54
Counting Backwards Activity #2 .................................................................................................................55
Counting Backwards Activity #3 .................................................................................................................56
Which Number is Larger? ...........................................................................................................................57
Owl Shapes Craft ................................................................................................................................ 58
Owl Shapes .................................................................................................................................................59
Owl Shapes Sample ....................................................................................................................................60
Science Activity...........................................................................................................................................61
How are Feathers Special? Activity ............................................................................................................62
Feathers Observation Template .................................................................................................................63
Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................................67
Things That I learned ..................................................................................................................................68
Things That I learned ..................................................................................................................................69
Things That I learned ..................................................................................................................................70
Things That I learned ..................................................................................................................................71
My Owl Diagram .........................................................................................................................................72
Owls CAN/HAVE Activity.............................................................................................................................73









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Owls Math and Literacy Resource Pack


Introduction

Welcome to your new Owls Math and Literacy Resource Pack. This unit plan
includes everything you will need to guide your students through an exciting
two -week unit on owls. During this unit, students will learn about owls while
practicing their literacy and numeracy skills.

Objectives

Over the course of this unit, students will...
have fun and get excited about owls.
access and share their existing knowledge about owls.
learn about owls.
practice reading with both fiction and non-fiction books about owls.
practice spelling and handwriting.
synthesize, record, and present information about owls.
develop numeracy and practice counting skills.

Components

This Resource Pack includes several components, each designed to work as part of a
complete unit on owls. We suggest using the components in the order listed below, but you
may wish to rearrange or select from the various activities according to the needs of your
students.

Resource List
Here is a list of fiction and non-fiction literature resources that you can use with your
children. They are all wonderful books and I have included a URL from Amazon if your
school does not already have them, or if they are missing from your personal collection.
Many of them can be had used for less than a dollar. In my class I keep multiple copies of
some books, so I can break the class into groups and have my teaching assistant or parents
work with some students
K.W.L.

The K.W.L. chart is an ongoing part of this unit. The purpose it to help students identify
what they already know, determine what they want to learn, and record what they
discover.
This chart should be displayed prominently in the classroom at the beginning of the unit.
Start by filling in the "know" and "want" sections. The "learn" section should be updated on
a daily basis as your students learn new information.
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Sing Along/Listening Comprehension Activity



The original sing-along story included with this Resource Pack is a great way to get your
students animated and excited about the topic to be explored. Words and guitar chords are
provided, so the whole class can participate. Show the words with a projector or write
them on the board so the whole class can learn the song together. A great way to liven
things up even further is to create a set of actions to go along with the words of the song.
Then your students can sing and perform the actions together as a whole class.

Reading Comprehension Activities (Fiction/Non-Handwriting Practice Sheet

For the following activities you can choose any raccoon reading resources that you have in
your classroom. I generally read from a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, and we
work on the activities as a class or in pods. The Real or Not activity is designed to help
your children conceptualize the difference between images that are real and those that are
not. Your class should not find it too difficult to spot what is real and what is not, but the
exercise is really about having your children learn to identify why some things appear to be
real while others do not. Putting these differences into words helps to solidify concepts.

Craft (Paper Bag Owl)

The Paper Bag Owl craft is a great way to help your students show their creativity while
developing fine motor skills. This can be a fun break from more academic work.
Instructions and templates are included with the assignment.

Literacy Activities

This section of your resource package contains a series of activities that integrate literacy
into your childrens exploration of raccoons. I have included three activities that I use
during this unit. The first is a sequencing activity, the second is a writing practice activity,
and the third is a matching activity activity.

Math Worksheets

Several math worksheets are included with this unit. In some cases there are multiple
copies, each with a different level of difficulty. These are to be used periodically during the
course of the unit. If you detect that your students are feeling a little too bouncy and
boisterous for class, give them a worksheet to calm down with.




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