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
Hands-On January Activities
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.
My January early literacy activity pack brings you 12 different activities to help struggling students. The 12 intervention activities range from syllables to creating simple sentences. Please make sure to look at the preview before buying to make sure it will meet the needs of your primary students who need extra practice.
This winter centers pack comes with 15 ELA and Literacy centers. They are made for students within the first and second grade range.
Link: Winter ELA Centers
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.
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!
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.
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.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Biography Pack
- Martin Luther King Jr. ELA Unit
- MLK Jr. Bundle of both biography set and ELA unit
Math January Resources for Teachers
These winter printables are for 2nd grade math content. These worksheets can be used for homework, morning work, supplemental resources, early finishers, or practice pages. These can even be used for higher-achieving 1st graders or review for 3rd graders!
Link: Winter Math Printables
Also, the winter centers pack come with 15 Math centers. They are made for students within the first and second grade range.
Link: Winter Math Centers
’An Interactive January’ is a way to make your month more engaging and exciting! There are ELA and Math interactive activities. You’ll need spiral-bound notebooks, composition notebooks, or a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper.
In this coloring sheet pack, there are ten coloring sheets where students will color by decade number or color by sight word. Sight words and numbers are K/1 level.
Link: Color Me Chilly
Flip Book Fun
Each of my flip books for January come with a reading passage and three follow-up comprehension activity pages.
- How to Build a Snowman Flip Book
- Penguin Flip Book
- Winter Flip Book
- Polar Bear Flip Book
- Caribou Flip Book
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.
- Polar Bear Flip Book
- Writing Journal Prompts
- Fiction Stories Comprehension
- January Differentiated Reading Passages
- Paired Passages for January
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.’ The sign up for this is below! Keep scrolling for that link! And finally, the 100th Day of School sometimes falls in January. If it does, here is a freebie for you! My students loved to do 100 exercises on the 100th Day of School. This is a way to incorporate physical activity into an already crazy day.
Want more teaching ideas for the month of January?