This engaging presentation introduces students to the classic 1897 editorial from the New York Sun, "Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."
Among 38 slides, I've divided the article, history including the identity of Virginia, and the legacy of the event, and post-reading tasks.
-----10 reading comprehension questions,
-----10 critical thinking questions requiring interpretation and analysis, and discussion of the relevance of the concepts in the letter today,
-----a vocabulary chart listing 6 words to define using context clues and prompting
original sentence writing using those words, and an
-----acrostic (SANTA) where students list values attributed to Santa.
I used clear font and unique graphics on each slide.
Microsoft PowerPoint 10.
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"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"
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