January Resources for Teachers and FREEBIES

January-themed resources for the elementary classroom.

Time to showcase some wonderful January and winter resources! And your favorite thing…. grab some freebies! Keeping up with the last few months, I wanted to show you guys some January resources for elementary grades that you can use in your primary classroom to make your life a little bit easier. These are all of my favorite January Resources for Teachers…

ELA- Reading and Writing January Resources

Let’s start with fluency activities! Zoofluency 2 is a fun way for younger students (1st grade and younger) to work on their fluency. This “winter animals” pack comes with multiple ways for students to practice their fluency. For example, hot and cold reads, centers, and hands-on activities. Winter Animal Fluency is a fun way for students to work on their fluency. This pack also comes with multiple ways for students to practice their fluency. In this instance, we have hot and cold reads, centers, and hands-on activities.

Let’s check out differentiated reading materials! There are ten topics in this winter reading pack. The ten winter topics are the winter season, dangerous weather, sledding, skiing, snowmen, polar bears, penguins, winter sports, and Groundhog Day! The winter leveled readers come with three levels of reading for kindergarten, first, or second grade readers. Each leveled reader has questions for that book that are also leveled. 

Link: Differentiated Winter Passages

Link: Differentiated Winter Reading Mini Books

Reading Comprehension Activities

I have January Writing Journal Prompts. These 25 writing journal prompts are to be cut and glued to the top of a student’s writing journal during the month of January!

Link: January Writing Journal Prompts

Plus, Winter Close Reading comes with 14 weeks of wintertime Close Reading. Each week has four days of activities. There is a mini introduction to Close Reading at the beginning of the product, plus three general graphic organizers in case you want to supplement Asking Questions, Main Idea/Detail, and Fact-Finding.

Link: Winter Close Reading

In this winter comprehension set, you will find five winter stories with two reading comprehension activities for each. One of the comprehension papers deals with answering questions about the text, and the other paper deals with writing a response based on the passage.

Link: Winter Fiction Comprehension

January Paired Passages comes with five paired sets, which are ten passages. Each set comes with a nonfiction story and a fiction story, plus questions and comprehension work for both. There are also two sheets that work on comparing the fiction and nonfiction stories.

Link: January Paired Passages

Social Studies Resource

Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential man who fought for equality and forever changed history. This biography pack covers important facts about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life for students to learn. Within the pack, they will read about Martin Luther King Jr. research him, and write about him. They will also create a flip book about him, and sort critical parts of this famous African American’s life.

I also have an MLK Jr. unit. In this Martin Luther King Jr. ELA unit, you have a variety of ELA practices, such as writing, vocabulary, reading, and even some social studies tie-in! There are printables, a mini book, and a few interactive pieces.

Flip Book Fun

Each of my flip books for January come with a reading passage and three follow-up comprehension activity pages.

Want to try out Digital January Resources?

A few of the resources above also come with digital conversions. If you’re looking for which January resources that I have that have digital conversions, look no further. All resources below come with both PDF and digital options in Google Slides.

January Resources for Teachers- FREEBIES!

I have three freebies available! The first is a writing penguin. This penguin writing freebie comes with five pages to use in your writing instruction or ELA practice stations. I showed a picture above for the differentiated reading mini books. Here are three free samples – one from each level for a story called ‘It’s Too Cold.’

January-themed resources for the primary school teacher.

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