All About Winter Nonfiction Informational Text Unit

This nonfiction unit is filled with activities to teach your students all about winter and work on the reading informational text standards. This is the perfect little unit to teach. before or after winter break. It includes a mini reader that will teach them all about winter with a matching colorful book with real photos. This real book can be projected via the digital Google link, downloaded as a PowerPoint, or shared as a pdf. You could even print it and put it in your classroom library. There are so many fun comprehension activities to complete after you read the story. You could do the included research project, make a fun snow globe writing craft, or complete the word work and writing activities. There are loads of goodies in this resource to become winter experts.


All About Winter materials included:

Colorful Posters:

  • Schema, New Learning, Misconceptions
  • Can, Have, Are
  • K, W, L
  • 26 vocabulary cards with real photos-4 per page

Comprehension Activities:

  • My Schema
  • 12-page mini reader copy 2 per page with table of contents, glossary, headings, and bold-faced words.
  • Learned/Questions I still have
  • Nonfiction text features hunt
  • Digging for Details
  • Fact and Details 2 pages
  • Clarify Meaning
  • Headings
  • Table of Contents
  • Glossary
  • Caption
  • Label
  • Text Connections
  • 2 Facts I learned 2 pages
  • Wondered/Learned

Word Work:

  • ABC Order
  • Word Search
  • Making Words
  • Syllables
  • Punctuation
  • Survey
  • Fact vs. Opinion


  • Opinion prewriting and writing
  • Informative prewriting and writing

Winter Report:

  • Table of Contents
  • Winter
  • Weather
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Sports
  • Winter Gear
  • Activities
  • Fun Facts
  • Photo Album
  • About the Author

Snow Globe writing craft and words that spell “Winter Wonderland”

Colorful Informative book in Google or download as PPTT to share with the class. It matches the mini-book but includes real photos.

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