Character & Author Analysis for the Holidays

Grade Levels
6th - 9th
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18 pages
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In this holiday activity, students design stockings and choose gifts for characters, authors, historical figures, scientists, artists, or others being studied in secondary classes. This gets students thinking, reading, and researching about their gift recipients. After their analyses, students write paragraphs that provide rationales for their gift choices. To meet the needs of diverse learners and student age groups, there are several handouts to choose from.

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This 18-page resource includes:

-handout with suggested instructions

-handouts with two different stocking templates

-graphic organizer with no picture (for older students)

-handout with snowman picture (to make activity non-denominational)

-character analysis graphic organizer

-gift-giving questionnaire

-sample handout

-paragraph writing prompt

-paragraph writing graphic organizer for ELL students or others who may need additional writing support

Are you interested in other holiday activities? You can find them here:

Gift of the Magi & How Do I Love Thee? Writing Task

Winter Holidays Parts of Speech Game

Poetry Bell Ringers for the Winter Season

Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by © OCBeachTeacher

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Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
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