Christmas Activity: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

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This NO PREP Christmas activity is perfect for the last day or two of classes before winter break. "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus" is a classic letter republished every year, but it is also a complex, Common Core worthy document perfect for close reading.

With this purchase, you receive a short, 7-slide PowerPoint presentation that tells the history of the letter and editorial; the text of the letter and editorial; and a worksheet that consists of a chart with quotes from the text that are examples of figurative language for students to analyze.

After reading the letter with the students, you can have them work in groups or on their own to analyze the figurative language used in the letter.

There is an answer key with suggested answers included in the purchase.

There are two PDF versions of the handout. One is formatted landscape style and has the letter and the chart that the students have to fill out on the same page (one page with the task and one page with the answer key). The other is a portrait format of the assignment which includes the letter on one page and the chart on the other page. This is helpful for students who need more space to write their answers.

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2 versions (1 or 2 pages) with the Answer Key for Each Version
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Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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Christmas Activity:  Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Christmas Activity:  Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Christmas Activity:  Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
Christmas Activity:  Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus