Christmas Activities for Reading Comprehension

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Are you looking for fun, different, and challenging Christmas reading activities for your middle school students? This Christmas Activities for Reading Comprehension pack includes everything you need to engage your students in those long days before Christmas break. This resource includes 9 positive, upbeat, and inspiring activities that are sure to hold your students' interest while practicing reading comprehension skills.

You will find that these Christmas activities are ready to teach tomorrow (or today!) and include everything you need, including:

  • complete teacher’s notes
  • step-by-step instructions for you or your sub
  • photos and examples of completed student activities
  • student pages
  • thorough answer keys

Here are the included activities:

  1. Marco Polo's Christmas Around the World - 25 minute video with two viewing/comprehension guides. Use one guide for the first viewing, and dig even deeper with the second viewing guide.
  2. Do the Santa Dance - A fun brain break with full instructions, dance moves, and fun scripts!
  3. "One Horse Open Sleigh" - Close reading poetry analysis of this Christmas classic. Your students will enjoy discovering the real meaning behind Jingle Bells. Students can also practice summarizing and make a mini-book.
  4. Spread the Joy - Analyze a complex infographic and practice test-taking skills - or give a quick assessment.
  5. The Christmas Truce of 1914 - Practice nonfiction reading comprehension with the included passages, nonfiction articles, and primary and secondary documents. Students will also compare multiple accounts of the same event and analyze fact vs. fiction.

Simply download and print, and you're ready to teach!

With this Christmas Reading Activities lesson plan pack in your arsenal, you’re SURE to survive the month of December, and your students will THRIVE with these just-right lessons for grades 4-8.

The are every bit as fun, thorough, and rigorous as my Interactive Reading Notebooks lessons and my 7-Hour Sub Plans and are great to use throughout the month of December!


More Holiday and Seasonal Resources:

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ~ Common Core Literary Analysis for 4th-8th

The Gift of the Magi Differentiated Unit for 4-8 with Craftivities & Centers!

The Ultimate Christmas Bundle for Common Core Reading Grades 4-8 ~ NO PREP!

Veterans Day Differentiated Activities for Close Reading Grades 4-8 ~ No Prep

Let's Talk Turkey! A DIFFERENT Thanksgiving ELA & Reading Unit Grades 4-8

Earth Day NO PREP Common Core Reading Activities for Grades 4-8+

End of the Year Lessons: Easy for You, Fun for Them! NO PREP 4th-8th CCSS

Spring Bundle for Reading Grades 4-8 *NO PREP Common Core*

Titanic! NO PREP Nonfiction Text Features & Comparing Multiple Accounts 4-8

Total Pages
43 pages
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Teaching Duration
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