Gingerbread Adventures Balanced Literacy Unit
English Language Arts, Holidays - Seasonal, Balanced Literacy, Literature, Reading, Writing, Christmas, Winter
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Take your students on an adventure to remember by making gingerbread men and having them come alive. Your students will be taken on a reading and writing adventure that will have them learning, problem solving and connecting to the well-loved classic story. You'll be amazed at what a little magic can do for your readers and writers. This is by far my favorite literacy unit each year!

Make this a simple process with everything you need to pull it together. Balanced Literacy components are all found including activities and resources, parent letters, cooperating teacher letters, emergent readers, retelling props, technology integration and more! Lots of photos to help you along the way.


  • Sample Planning Calendar (for Two-Week Theme)
  • Poem (Shared Reading)
  • Poem Interactive Cards/Identifier Cards (Shared Reading)
  • Book Suggestions (Read Aloud)
  • Dissecting Favorite Versions (Story Elements Mapping)
  • Class Book (Independent Reading & Writing)
  • Retelling Masks (Read Aloud)
  • Emergent Readers (Independent Reading)
  • Themed File-Folder Word Wall
  • Shared Writing (List of Ideas)
  • Interactive Writing I (Recipe)
  • Interactive Writing II (Class Letter)
  • Independent Writing Piece (Lost Poster)
  • Letters to Parents for Supplies/Replies
  • Checklist for Organizing Supplies
  • Letter to Cooperating Teachers/Reminder
  • Great Snapshot Ideas
  • Technology Integration Links
  • Bulletin Board Ideas
  • Wrapping It Up
  • Room Parent Letters


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