CLAMDIGGERS: January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection



CLAMDIGGERS: January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~ Lao-tse

Quiet reflection and future plans fill the wintry month of January.

Observing Nature’s wonders in Winter as well as honoring the Civil Rights Movement are part of this month’s unit interactive studies.

Opportunities for creative expressions in art, science, math, social studies, and writing are included in January’s activities.

Each and Every Unit of the Literacy Enrichment Collection

The Components of each Unit include:

  • colorful Front & Back covers
  • a Contents list
  • an Introduction Sequence
  • a Master Materials List
  • a Thematic Literature List of fiction& nonfiction trade books
  • an overall Lesson Plan
  • Projects/Activities with Construction Instructions written on an Independent Reading Level for Grades 3 ~ 6

Ready, Set and Go!

Preparation for each of these units can be done  by following this sequence:

  • Read over the Materials & Tools needed for each project in the Master Materials List ~ a component included with each Unit.
  • Gather the Materials & Tools together specific for each Activity ~ card-stock, printing paper, scissors, glue, pencil, colors, etc.
  • Protect your work space with a plastic, washable tablecloth, newspaper, or butcher paper ~ the latter invites doodling & checklists.
  • Read all the steps included in the Sequence part of the Instructions provided for each Project/Activity BEFORE beginning.
  • Keep a copy of these Construction Instructions close by, so you can re-read as you create.
  • Clean up your work space when you have completed what you wanted to do.

What Is the CLAMDiggers’ Literacy Enrichment Program?

Click on this link for more information on CLAMDiggers’ Literacy Enrichment Program:

CLAMDiggers: An Enrichment Program for Upper Elementary Learners

Read on for more Details on each Unit, but, first, take a look at January’s Poetry Posters to provide each Unit with a little focus.

CLAMDiggers’ December Poetry for the Literacy Enrichment Collection


During my years in the classroom, I discovered the best way to focus my students’ attention for new content was a choral read of thematic poetry written with colorful images.

January’s five poems are printed onto five thematic 8 ½ x 11″ images you can enlarge if needed. The font sizes are large as well.

You can access this PDF freebie in Mz. Bizzy Lizzy Biz’s TPT Shop by clicking on this link:

Nature In Winter

CLMDgrsJanNatureInWinterThe most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Week One of CLAMDiggers:  January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 17-page unit entitled Nature In Winter. It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  •  Feed The Birds:  Bird Feeder Projects
  • Nature~Watchers’ Winter Journal: Plant & Animal Observations

General Supply List: birdseed, bread, cranberries, peanut butter, twine, pinecone, 2Lplastic bottle, dowel, cord, cardstock, printer paper, pencil, colors, binding materials

You can access the Nature In Winter unit by clicking on the link below:


Snowflakes and People…No 2 R Alike! ~ BLB

Week Two of CLAMDiggers: January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is an  18-page unit entitled SNOW!. It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • Snowscape Painting: Multi-Media & Texture-Based Designs
  • Let It Snow!: Making 6-Point Snowflakes

General Supply List:  cardstock, printer paper, foam-core, colored papers, decorative snow, glitz, glue, paints, brushes, pencil, colors, hangers (ribbon, yarn, etc)

You can access the SNOW! unit by  clicking on the link below:

Civil Rights

CLMDgrsJanCivilRightsEvery act of love is a work of peace, no matter how small.~ Mother Teresa

Week Three of CLAMDiggers: January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a   15-page unit entitled Civil Rights. It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • World Peace Flag:  Construction Instructions with People & Map Templates
  • “I Have A Dream” Sequence Hanger: Construction Instructions with Cloud Sequence Templates

General Supply List: card-stock, construction paper, dowel, colors, ribbon, hole-punch glue, scissors

You can access the Civil Rights unit by clicking on the link below:



Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~ Sara Teasdale

Week Four of CLAMDiggers: January’s Literacy Enrichment Collection is a 19-page unit entitled Hibernation. It contains the following Projects/Activities:

  • Hibernation Landcape: Winter Landscape with Its Hibernating Animals
  • Stuff A Pita: Recipes & A How-To Writing Form with Organizer

General Supply List: card-stock, printing paper, construction paper, cotton balls, recipe ingredients, pencil, colors, scissors, glue

You can access the Hibernation unit by clicking on the link below:

 How About a Bundle ?!?

You can  access CLAMDiggers’  January Literacy Enrichment Collection units individually or as a 4-Unit bundle for your convenience & savings. Just click on the link below:

AND….as an added appreciation bonus…..

Here are two PDF freebies to thank you for reading!

A Home Reading and Writing Guide

Let Me Show You What I Learned-AltAssess

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