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Christmas Song Titles in Gobbledygook

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Christmas Song Titles in Gobbledygook
Christmas Song Titles in Gobbledygook
Christmas Song Titles in Gobbledygook
Christmas Song Titles in Gobbledygook
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Gobbledygook, high-sounding language that confuses and amuses, is the subject of this fun Christmas activity. Students are challenged to identify the titles of twenty-six popular Christmas tunes written in extreme gobbledygook. The activity is organized into two handouts--Set One with twelve titles and Set Two with fourteen. An introductory page for students explains the nature and origin of the term.

The last page is a graphic organizer for writing a letter to Santa in gobbledygook.

Though some youngsters may be initially flabbergasted, do give this lively lesson a try. What better way to provide insight into the fun and the power of words?

Download and enjoy.

Post Script: Feedback indicates that this product is going over well at adult and family Christmas gatherings and in teachers' lounges. After all, why should our students have all the fun?
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3 Days

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On  December 1, 2012,  Buyer said:
This is a wonderful way to help students learn to analyze complicated content specific vocabulary while reading. My 8th grade students often comment "This is toooooo much." After this lesson I am looking forward to hearing them to say it in Gobbledygook!!!
On  December 6, 2012Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks cristym. How I would love to be in the room when you spring this on your 8th graders. They are something else!
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On  November 27, 2012,  Buyer said:
Love It! What a fun activity to get my students into the holiday spirit.
On  December 3, 2012Margaret Whisnant answered:
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Fun, thanks!
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A brilliant resource that is engaging and fun. So good to get the old and young grey matter working and great for encouraging vocabulary!
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On  October 15, 2012Lori Jorgensen (TpT Seller) said:
LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU!!
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You are most welcome. Thanks for the good rating and the positive feedback.
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LOVE this! Thanks! :)
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On  December 20, 2011Shirley Petretic (TpT Seller) said:
This is incredibly fun and funny! It's a great way to introduce gobbledygook to my kindergartner and my second grader will get a giggle over this.
On  October 5, 2012Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks so much for the good rating. I really appreciate your detailed, thoughtful comments!
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On  December 18, 2011,  Buyer said:
Great idea! I have given this a go with my husband, and I will use it for some fun with the 10yr old girl I childmind this week. I wonder who will do better? I think youth may have the upper hand here!
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Thanks for the positive feedback. Would love to know who won the competition!
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On  December 18, 2011Rachelle Smith  (TpT Seller) said:
How have I not seen this before?!?! This is creative, funny, and organized {not to mention FREE}. This will be so fun at my Christmas party on Saturday! THANK YOU!!!!!
On  December 18, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks, Rachelle. Glad you found it. Hope you have a blast at the party!
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A+ as always, Margaret! Your products are so fun, entertaining, AND educational! Very thorough, and I like the fact you left out the religious ones since I teach in a public school with students of different faiths. Bravo!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS and so do my students! Great work as always!
On  December 18, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
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I would give an A+ for creativity if I could! This is so much fun Margaret! Not to mention thorough! Thanks for sharing. :)
On  December 18, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks, Charity. I really appreciate the A+.
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Wow, what a great creative activity! A real brain teaser for my students. Thanks!
On  December 18, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks, Wise Guys. I appreciate your positive feedback.
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On  December 18, 2011,  Buyer said:
There's a lot of versions of reworked Christmas Songs to be found on the internet. This one is nicely done on worksheets.

However it must receive an F in thoroughness of coverage as it includes no songs that refer to the nativity.
On  December 18, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
This comment is so disappointing.

I purposely left out song titles that "refer to the nativity," as including them would have been in very poor taste considering the light-hearted, playful nature of this activity. I have great respect for the diversity of religious beliefs that are part of the holiday season, and I would never write anything for public school use that might upset or insult a student, a teacher, or a parent.

Furthermore, there is nothing like this product on the internet. I wrote it from scratch and spent hours and hours perfecting the version that I wanted TpT customers to find when they downloaded it. It seems that the great majority like what they found.
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I put these in the staff lounge last week. Everyone is LOVING quizzing one another and having something positive to talk and laugh about! Thank you for sharing and making our lounge a great place to be!!
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On  November 25, 2011Addie Williams (TpT Seller) said:
Can't wait to do this with my students! Thanks!
On  November 25, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks so much for the feedback. Hope you and your students enjoy using the activity.
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On  December 24, 2010Aimee Reeves (TpT Seller) said:
I did this activity with my students the day before getting out for Christmas and they thought it was a blast! They had so much fun with it, especially writing their letters in gobbledygook. Thanks for the great activity!
On  November 25, 2011Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the positive feedback. So glad to hear that your students enjoyed this activity!
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On  December 10, 2010,  Carrie M. said:
Entertaining - and educational!
On  December 10, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the good rating and the wonderful comment. Hope you and your students have a great time with this item!
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What a stunning freebie! Thanks.
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On  December 7, 2010,  Buyer said:
The timing of this could not be better. I just used gobbledygook on a spelling list! This will be a fantastic and fun reinforcer. Thanks!
On  December 7, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the feedback. It's a wonderful Christmas present! What is it they say about great minds running on the same track? Hummm. . .
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On  December 6, 2010,  Theresa J. said:
Awesome sponge activities!
On  December 7, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the positive feedback. Your comment is much appreciated.
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On  December 5, 2010Runde's Room (TpT Seller) said:
What a GREAT activity! I can't wait to do this with my students! Thank-you.
On  December 6, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the good rating the the positive feedback. Have a wonderful time with the Gobbledygook!
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On  December 5, 2010PowerPoint Maniac (TpT Seller) said:
What a fun activity! The intro and background is helpful and interesting as well. Here it is 9 o'clock on a Sunday night and my wife and I just spent the last half hour quizzing each other on these!
On  December 5, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
You just made my day with plenty left over for tomorrow! Thank you!
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On  December 5, 2010Sybil Barker (TpT Seller) said:
These are great! I'm going to pull them out at a Christmas gathering, and have teams compete for who can guess the most. A fun language arts activity, as well.
On  December 5, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Had not thought of using this at Christmas gatherings until you mentioned it. Thanks for the positive feedback and the great idea!
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On  December 5, 2010,  R H. said:
I used this powerpoint to help with special education students
On  December 5, 2010Margaret Whisnant answered:
Thanks for the feedback. However, am puzzled by the powerpoint reference. This is a pdf file designed to be printed. Could you have mistaken this product for another?
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