Don’t interrupt your plans with holiday activities! Just put an engaging holiday twist on what you are already teaching! This activity can be integrated seamlessly into any novel, short story, or independent reading project.
In this activity, students will choose a character (or you can choose one for them, to add structure) and decorate a Christmas tree to represent that character. The catch is that students must defend their decorative choices with textual evidence. This creative activity will make your students forget they are practicing citing evidence to support analysis!
-Christmas tree template
ENJOY! Merry Christmas to you and your students! :)