Free Groundhog Day Fact and Opinion Writing Lesson

In this post, you’ll find a free Groundhog Day Fact and Opinion writing lesson to use before, during, or after Groundhog Day. We’ve also rounded up our favorite books and videos to enrich the writing with information.

Free Groundhog Day Fact and Opinion Writing Lesson

I have been doing this lesson with my class for over a decade. Each year, it has evolved into a better version of itself, and I hope you enjoy it! Paired with terrific fiction and nonfiction books, plus informational videos on Groundhog Day, this lesson provides a way for students to use a fun topic to create an opinion writing piece.

First, begin with a lesson on facts and opinions. Use the following books and videos to establish some facts about Groundhog Day. This is important because students need to be able to form an opinion of something they know about. It is hard to develop an opinion when you don’t have much information.

Groundhog Day Books

Each book below is linked to Amazon (aff. links), or you can search for these gems in your school library. In the first group, you’ll find great facts about Groundhog Day. 

Fiction Books About Groundhog Day

This next set of linked books are fiction books on the topic of Groundhogs. These are perfect for read alouds through the first week of February!

Videos for Kids for Groundhog Day

These videos are terrific for providing information on Groundhog Day. I love to create an anchor chart of learning immediately after the video. A way for students to take notes directly after viewing. Sometimes, on longer videos, we pause and record important facts. Please always preview videos before showing them to children. I am not responsible for these videos.

Free Groundhog Day Fact and Opinion Writing

To download the free writing lesson, you will view the preview of any of our grade levels of February Writing Lessons. The preview file is this free lesson. It is just one of the nine writing lessons we have for you for February. These are on sale through the first week of February. The bundle of writing for the year is also heavily discounted if you are looking for more of this type of writing throughout the year.

free groundhog day fact and opinion writing lesson
Free Groundhog Day Fact and Opinion Writing Lesson

February Resources We Love

We have just started the month of February and we have even more resources we know you will love! Here’s our line up of posts and products. Some of these items are also free. Each one is linked for you.

February Science Lapbooks

Visit our post to read more about our science and writing lapbooks for February. We know your students will love these as much as ours do!

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    1. Yes, it can be done over a week, resulting in a final product and groundhog topper. You can use it in anyway that best fits your needs.