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Bring the realities of drought in Australia into the classroom with this Christmas book study for Cori Brook's All I Want for Christmas is Rain. As students engage with this thoughtful and relevant Christmas book, they complete comprehension and reader response activities and examine verbs, retelling and inferring, as well as participating in creative and research activities.
To use this resource you will need:
At least one copy of All I Want for Christmas is Rain by Cori Brooke and Megan Forward (first published 2016)
These activities are designed for Year 3, 4 and 5 students. If you are teaching students in another year level, please check the previews to determine if it is suitable for your classroom.
This resource includes
✫ Teaching Notes
✫ Cover Page for Work Booklets or Book Title Page
✫ Comprehension and Reader Response Worksheets and Task Cards
✫ Reader Response Mini Book
✫ Review Activity (with Task Cards)
✫ Retell Activity (Writing, Comic Strip and Task Cards)
✫ What Do We Infer (Worksheet, Interactive Notebook Activity and Task Cards)
✫ Verbs (Worksheet, Display Activity and Task Cards)
✫ Comparing (Interactive Notebook Activity, Worksheet and Task Cards)
✫ What is a Drought? (Two information sheets at different levels of difficulty)
✫ Five Facts About Drought (Worksheet, Interactive Notebook Activity and Task Cards)
✫ Why is Water Important Brainstorm (Brainstorm sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Letter to Santa (Task Sheet, Writing Paper and Task Cards)
✫ Reading the Pictures (Worksheet and Interactive Notebook Activity)
✫ Turn it Into a Play (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Create Your Own Illustration (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Create a Christmas Illustration (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
This resource is written in Australian English and available as a PDF file in A4 format, 55 pages long. It may work for classrooms in other parts of the world, but please check the preview first to see if it is suitable
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