Christmas Bundle - ESL Beginner: Little Match Girl + Nonfiction + Fun Activities

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    A great value bundle of Little Match Girl + ESL Christmas Fun Activity Pack + something for the first days back in the New Year!

    This will give you weeks of activities and readings in the run up to Christmas and then a lesson and handout for the first days back.

    The Little Match Girl

    Product Description

    Tackle vocabulary and ELA critical thinking -- including inferencing -- with a high-interest story, and bundled lesson ideas, graphic organizers and activities!

    An ESL adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Andersen Christmas and New Year story.

    This three-part story is part of a collection of high-interest material specifically designed by an experienced ESL/ELA teacher for ENL, ESL, ELL students. It is short enough for beginners (spanning 15 pages of text, activities, and graphic organizers), yet contains meaningful content and exciting activities that are sure to provoke discussion. ELA concepts are embedded throughout the text. Extensive lesson plan suggestions are included.

    The ten-sided handout should be copied for your class. The images can be displayed on a screen, if you have one. You can add on five pages of graphic organizers, if you want to use them.

    You get:

    • One three-part story with artwork. In developing this product my beginner students spent around one and a half weeks on it.
    • Activities including vocabulary and writing.
    • Ideas for teachers — what to do before reading, during reading and after reading.
    • Extension project ideas.
    • Two grids for retelling the story as a comic.
    • A portrait frame (to teach character) with text detail boxes.
    • A film strip graphic organizer for teaching setting.
    • Answer key.




    ELA = Fiction, Conflict, Questioning, Setting, Theme, Details, Inferencing, Character
    Grades = 6+
    ENL Level = Beginner
    Estimated length = Five hours, plus (depending on how many of the additional exercises you use, such as the setting or character handouts.)

    19 Pages
    Answer key included

    ESL Christmas Fun Pack - Read, Write, Research, Make Cards and Decorations!

    Product Description

    Have some classroom fun this holiday season with your beginner ESL, EFL, ENL students!

    Admire Christmas in Paris, then read (a VERY brief) passage about some Santa traditions around the world. Next, some geography practice: find the countries on the map, and draw the snacks given to Santa. After a bit of writing and a word search -- plus a handful of comprehension questions -- students write a story about the children in the Santa picture. Or use the comic grid to show what happens next.

    Finally, have some fun with color pencils, glue and scissors with a cut-out and create card of the student's own design. Add some paperclips, and you have decorations to color and hang up! (Don't forget to encourage them to write something nice in the card!)

    This packet comes with some suggestions for teachers, and additional graphic organizers for extension activities, including a T-chart to compare holiday traditions across countries, and a portrait frame to draw Santa Claus.

    Expect to have a good few hours of fun with this!

    Please note: This resource does refer to the holiday tradition of leaving beer or sherry for Santa; and focuses on the cultural, rather than religious, aspects of the holiday. It is nonfiction, but don't worry -- it contains no Santa spoilers :)

    14 Pages.

    The New Year

    This is a great package for the first school days of January!

    A short reading (perfect for beginner ESL / ENL students) informs students about some New Year's Eve traditions around the world.

    After some reading-based activities, including a future and past tense refresher and map activities, students interview each other to ask about traditions in their home countries, which they write down.

    Students then reflect on the year that just past, and make some resolutions for the year to come.


    As the first optional extra, students can finally turn to the internet to research new year traditions in a country of their choice. They can cut out and use sentence starters to help them write, and add draw a picture. A T-Chart graphic organizer helps the students compare traditions between countries.

    Next, you can add in a comic grid, where students can either write about a favorite new year's memory from their life, or create a fiction story.

    More great materials for your ELLs:

    Be sure to check out my Halloween products for nonfiction, an original short story, plus the classic "The Monkey's Paw". They are all for beginner ESL students, and there is a great value bundle containing the whole lot of them. If you're looking for fun activities, nonfiction, a short story for Christmas ("The Little Match Girl") and the New Year, take a look at my Christmas and New Year materials. I also have a series of short stories that will engage your students at any time, while teaching grammar and vocab. Enjoy browsing, and have fun teaching!

    Total Pages
    30 pages
    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
    Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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