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A great value bundle of Little Match Girl + ESL Christmas Fun Activity Pack!
This will give you weeks of activities and readings in the run up to Christmas.
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.
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.)
Answer key included
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 :)