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Reading Comprehension Passages - Christmas Activities - Google Classroom
I created this resource to help students read complex texts independently and for a specific purpose. I’ve researched several strategies for close reading and have developed a process that will make your teaching more effective, and help your students develop skills to read for deeper meaning. This

Also included in: Reading Comprehension Passages Close Reading Google Classroom Distance Learning


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Gingerbread Book Comparison, Retelling, and Writing Study
Gingerbread book study using the books The Gingerbread Man (by: Karen Schmidt), The Gingerbread Baby, The Gingerbread Girl & The Gingerbread Cowboy. Compare the books and create a Gingerbread Book comparison chart comparing the characters, and repeated phrase, ending. Use the character cards

Also included in: Gingerbread Bundle: Book Comparison Pack and Centers Pack


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12 Days of Christmas Read-Alouds
Christmas; Christmas activities***A TpT Top 100 Best-Seller!***Part of a HUGE December bundle, at 45% off for a limited time. Please click here for a look: December/Christmas Activities BUNDLE: 8 packs in one!Fill December with fun while covering many Common-Core reading comprehension and writing st

Also included in: Christmas Activities Bundle


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How the Green Grouch Stole Christmas Differentiated CCSS Literary Unit
During the busy holiday season if you find yourself in a PINCH, use this engaging Common Core unit about everyone’s favorite Christmas thief, the GR, GR, …GRINCH!Everyone’s favorite holiday story, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss is a great way to teach literary elements and writing whi

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Gingerbread Man Literature Unit
This literature based unit has a variety of comprehension, writing and art activities that can be used with seveal popular versions of the gingerbread story. Includes: Book List, Venn Diagram & Writing Activity for Gingerbread Boy & Girl, Blank Venn Diagram & Writing Activity that can

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All About My Holiday Break
This is a fun way for your students to share what they did over the holiday break. The packet includes a 3~2~1 graphic organizer, writing paper, a "All About My Holiday Break" student booklet and a thank you card. I have also included an "All About My Holiday Break" PowerPoint template for stude

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Reindeer Research
Reindeer Research writing mini unit PLUS reading Responses for Literature FREEBIES in the Preview!!!Updated 12/11/16Getting Ready to do "research" about Reindeer with your 1st or 2nd graders? Then, this informational (non-fiction) Writing unit is for you!!!This packet is filled with "simple researc

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The Ultimate Gingerbread Literature Study {Common Core Aligned}
This is the Ultimate Gingerbread Literature Unit! It covers activities for 7 Gingerbread stories. Every book has 4-5 activities to go along with it. Most of the literature activities are aligned to the Common Core Standards. My students love hearing the different Gingerbread Stories. I hope you have

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Grinch beginning. middle, end writing

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Mooseltoe Activities
This fun story written by Margie Palatini is perfect for the month of December. Many reading strategies, writing connections, math games and a fun moose craft are filled in this package. Your students will just love this classic story and enjoy all of the fun resources that are filled inside. So

Also included in: Christmas Favorites BUNDLE


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Polar Express Freebie
This product includes activities to enhance your study of the book "The Polar Express". Included are: Retelling (beginning, middle, and end) Story Elements (character, setting, problem, solution) Movie vs. Book box and t chart The First Gift of Christmas writing How to Make Hot Chocolate writing

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Elf Directed Drawing (How To Catch An Elf) K/1
Elf Directed Drawing is an activity I love to use to engage kiddos in a fun holiday "How To" writing activity. Students can use this to plan and write a story based on the writing prompt "How to catch an elf". Included in this purchase you will receive: 3 options for brainstorming and planning you

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Gingerbread Man
Everyone loves the Gingerbread Man! This download is Common Core aligned with coded standards for second grade but any grade level could use the resources. You will receive 125 pages of Gingerbread Man fun for the holidays or when you are teaching folktales. I hope you and your students enjoy this u

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The Legend of the Poinsettia is a sweet holiday legend, retold by Tomie dePaola. It's is a great book to read in teaching legends. And, students can learn about the Mexican culture. The Legend of the Poinsettia book study includes a poster, Mexico facts, story map, elements of a legend, comprehensio

Also included in: Legend of Old Befana and Legend of the Poinsettia Bundle by Tomie dePaola


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Memoirs of an Elf: Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Plans and Activities
This read-aloud lesson plan pack includes rigorous text dependent questions, differentiated graphic organizers, response to text writing activities including a craftivity, and detailed lesson plans to help you meet several core standards while maintaining your tradition of reading aloud for pleasure

Also included in: December Read-Alouds 1-2 Bundle: Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson Plans Curriculum


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Grinch compare & contrast
Graphic organizer for the Grinch at the beginning of the book/ movie and the Grinch at the end of the book/ movie.

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Christmas Activities: Holidays Around the World Bundle (7 Different Countries)
This FUN Holidays Around the World BUNDLE includes reading passages, activities and vocabulary posters for 8 winter holidays:⭐Hanukkah⭐Kwanzaa⭐Las Posadas⭐Diwali⭐Christmas⭐St. Lucia’s Day⭐La Befana⭐Christmas in CanadaFor each holiday in this bundle there are two reading passages, activities, vocabul

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The Wild Christmas Reindeer Mini Literacy Unit Aligned with Common Core
The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett is a great mentor text to use during the holidays! We have created many literacy printables that are Common Core aligned to use with The Wild Christmas Reindeer. This book shares Teeka's heartwarming story as she prepares the reindeer for their Christmas fli

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December FREEBIES!!!!!
UPDATED Nov. 20, 2015! Enjoy these freebies! YES!!! FREEBIES!!!!! A "Happy Holidays" present from me to YOU! YAY! Pick and choose the freebie that fits the needs of your students!!! GREAT for 1st-2nd Grade!!! (some items might even be suitable for kinders) These freebies are samples from som

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Olive, the Other Reindeer Differentiated Reading Skills & Strategies
Do you need to make your simple holiday read alouds a bit more rigorous? This is the perfect pack, it hits so many CCSS and gets your kids digging deeper into the story. This packet was created to use with the book Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. Each skill or strategy has multiple page

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Persuasive Writing - Hire an Elf! - Elf Job Application- Christmas Writing
Check out this Christmas persuasive writing activity with graphic organizer, anchor chart, and fun writing assignment! Finding Christmas activities for older elementary students can be very difficult! There are so many standards to meet and not enough time to take a break for Holiday crafts! Use thi

Also included in: 5th and 6th Grade Math and Writing Holiday Activity Bundle


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Balanced Literacy and Crafts with Jan Brett Holiday Stories
The entire packet provides activities found in the Common Core Standards under English and Language Arts to provide for a week of Balanced Literacy.Math Games have been added to each story.This packet features four of my favorite Jan Brett Holiday Stories:The Wild Christmas ReindeerChristmas TrollsH

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Christmas Close Reading
Want MORE engaging, rigorous "STUFF" Close Reads? really GROSS stuff really CREEPY stuff {Upper Lexile} really CREEPY stuff {Lower Lexile} really STRANGE stuff really MYSTERIOUS stuff really FUNNY stuff Bundle #1 - Gross, Creepy and Jolly Stuff Bundle #2 - Strange, Mysterious and Funny Stuff _______

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Gingerbread Story Elements {For Favorite Versions of The Gingerbread Man!}
Compare the story elements of your favorite versions of The Gingerbread Man with this holiday booklet! I've included 4 colored charts that you can project onto your interactive whiteboard or simply set your printer to gray scale and print in black and white for students. Add the booklet cover and yo

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