Students learn about celebrations around the world at Christmas while practicing close reading skills. Information is included for thirteen celebrations including Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
The informational booklet can be paired with a freebie in my store: Christmastime Holidays Pop-up Book.
One page of text for each country or continent included, describing how holidays are celebrated this time of year. Text is followed by activities and text-dependent questions focused on CCSS Standards for Key Ideas, Compare and Contrast and Main Idea. There is one informational writing activity included. Activities should be done after students have read the text at least two times.
Choose the pages you want to include and prepare as a booklet. You can use as many or as few pages as you would like.
Unit is designed for 2nd grade, but could be adapted to 3rd grade.
There is a “freebie” in my store: A Christmas Holidays Around the World Pop-Up Book, which can be done as students read about celebrations around the world.