A New Improved Santa

A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
A New Improved Santa
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(4 MB|45 pages)
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A New Improved Santa by Patricia Rae Wolff is a story about staying true to yourself that makes a great read aloud near Christmas. This picture book companion is filled with comprehension activities, vocabulary practice, and two crafts (a reindeer and an elf).

A New Improved Santa Book Summary: It's a New Year's resolution - a brand new Santa. But do kids really want a slimmer, hipper, cyber Santa? He seems to think so, and gets to work on his resolution to slim down, pump-up and become more fashion forward. Mrs. Claus patiently watches Santa go through his mid-life crisis while preparing the North Pole for a traditional holiday. His new look isn't exactly a hit and on Christmas Eve when he "climbs into his old-fashioned sleigh, dressed in his old-fashioned way" he's learned a valuable lesson. A new, improved Santa is one who is true to himself and to the spirit of Christmas.

File Contents:

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Book Summary

Pg. 3 Comprehension Introduction

Pg. 4-7 Comprehension Question Cards (color,B/W)

Pg. 8-9 Comprehension Questions with Lines for Writing

Pg. 10-11 Comprehension Question Answer Keys

Pg. 12-14 Sequencing Cut & Paste Activity

Pg. 15 Santa's Story (First, Next, Then, Last)

Pg. 16 Reindeer Retell (BME)

Pg. 17 Santa's Summary (SWBST)

Pg. 18-19 Santa's Story Sack (color, B/W)

Pg. 20 Vocabulary Introduction

Pg. 21-28 Vocabulary Cards with Definitions (color, B/W)

Pg. 29-30 Vocabulary Match-Up & Answer Key

Pg. 31-34 Reindeer Craft Directions & Templates

Pg. 35-39 Elf Craft Directions & Templates

Pg. 40-44 Letters to Santa Directions & Templates

Pg. 45 Credits

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Please Note: the book is not included with this resource.


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