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.
Here are the contents of this book companion:
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 Reindeer Retell
Pg. 16 Santa's Summary
Pg. 17-18 Santa's Story Sack (color, B/W)
Pg. 19 Vocabulary Introduction
Pg. 20-23 Vocabulary Cards (color, B/W)
Pg. 24-25 Vocabulary Match-Up & Answer Key
Pg. 26-29 Reindeer Craft Directions & Templates
Pg. 30-34 Elf Craft Directions & Templates
Pg. 35-37 Letters to Santa Directions & Templates
Pg. 38 Credits
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