Christmas Gift Bringers Research and Writing Unit

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Gift Bringers take center stage in this research and writing resource about Christmas traditions around the world! Featuring 9 traditional gift bringers, including Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Krampus, Zwarte Piet, Jultomten, Christkind, La Befana, and the Three Kings. This resource is designed to be used by students in 4th - 7th grades as a starting point for research and technical writing. Students will complete a variety of research, writing, and listening and speaking activities, including conducting research projects on a given topic, writing informative and explanatory texts, writing opinion pieces, and reporting on a topic or opinion using multimedia components and visual displays. A variety of activities are included. Feel free to use all the activities, or pick and choose those that are most appropriate for your students and class!

This 37 page zipped file includes:
* Detailed teacher tips (2 pages)
* Reading passage introducing the Gift Bringers (1 page)
* Black and white infographic posters – 1 for each featured gift bringer (9 pages)
* Full color infographic posters – 1 for each featured gift bringer (9 pages)
* Student recording sheets (3 pages)
* Reproducible templates and directions for creating a writing craftivity (5 pages)
* Differentiated writing and research task cards featuring higher order thinking questions – 9 task cards in all (5 pages)
* Choice menu including higher order thinking questions and grading rubric (2 pages)
* Answer keys where applicable (1 page)

After completing all assigned research and writing activities, students will be asked to present their learning to class in any way they choose. For this final project, creativity is encouraged! Students may choose to create a visual display such as a diorama or tri-fold board, a dramatic presentation, a multimedia or digital presentation such as a Powerpoint presentation, or other presentation method of their choosing.

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by Rebecca Bettis
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Christmas Gift Bringers Research and Writing Unit
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Christmas Gift Bringers Research and Writing Unit
Christmas Gift Bringers Research and Writing Unit
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