This unit contains a Christmas short story titled "Christmas Everyday". It's about a girl who makes a wish to the Christmas fairy for Christmas to be every day and the trouble it brings when her wish is granted.
This story, comprehension questions, and all of the activities require no prep! Everything is ready for you to print and use. In addition to the story and the comprehension questions, there are six activities from which you can choose, or use them all! A digital version is also included in case you want to assign the work through Google classroom. So along with printable versions, links are provided so that you will have the story as a Google Doc, the comprehension questions as a Google form, and the activities as Google slides.
Here’s what’s included:
Prereading Activities: There are two prereading activities included to help students begin to think about what it would be like if Christmas Day never ended.
Short Story “Christmas Everyday” – The story is four pages long. It can be printed on two pages front and back. Of course, it's also included as a Google Doc in case you want to go paperless!
Comprehension multiple choice questions – There are fifteen multiple choice questions about the story. A printable version is included as well as a link to a Google Form version.
Setting Analysis – Students will read about what a setting includes and determine whether the setting in this story affects the characters and plots
Parts of Plot – Handouts explaining the structure of plot are included as well as a handout where students can record the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of this story.
Find Textual Evidence Activity – Students will find evidence to support four statements about the story.
Objective Summary – Handouts on how to write an objective summary are included along with a sample objective summary. Students will write an objective summary for this story. A sample summary for this story is included as well.
“Christmas Everyday” I Am Poem – Students will follow the pattern to write their own poem about the story. A rubric is included for grading it.
Go and Find Story Activity – Students will find strong verbs and more from the story with this quick activity.
Answer keys for all activities are included!
Pick and choose the activities you want to use, or create learning stations or a carousel type system, and have students complete them all!
Want to use these activities digitally?
Three links are provided . One link will take you to the story in Google Doc. format. The next link will take you to the comprehension questions as a Google Form, and the third link will take you to the activities in Google Slides format. Once you make a copy for yourself, you can send it to students using a google platform such as Google Classroom.
Use these activities as group work, independent work, or even as work left for a substitute. Your students will be engaged in learning important ELA material and have fun at the same time! No prep is required.