These lessons combine Christmas activities with CCGPS standards, and are perfect to teach right before winter break.
1) Write a Persuasive Letter to Santa explaining why you should NOT be on the naughty list.
2) Learn how to write technical directions by creating a paper snowflake. Students make the snowflake, and write step by step instructions after.
3) Compare 2 versions of a Christmas story (we use The Gift of the Magi). Students write differences on red strips of paper, and similarities on green. Then they create a Christmas chain with their strips.