Add rigor and meaning to December! Your middle school or high school English students will love these Christmas lessons and activities that will inspire them to think beyond the hustle and bustle
of receiving glittering gifts, but rather focus on the moments and meaning of the season! This pack will help you SURVIVE the holiday season while your students THRIVE!!
Surviving Christmas Pack Includes:
-- a nonfiction narrative essay close reading lesson using an excerpt from Dickens's "What Christmas is When we Get Older" thematically paired with the film Christmas with the Kranks based on the novel by John Grisham. Movie not included. Sold Separately Here
-- a paired poetry and info text close reading lessons based on Toms Shoes and the song and movie Christmas Shoes with real-world service ideas for giving. Movie not included. Sold Separately Here
-- short research media project and presentation on the symbols of the season, includes all seasonal celebrationsSold Separately Here
--BONUS: 24 Christmas song lyrics with figurative language, which are excellent for starters or centers Sold Separately Here
If you are looking for quick and easy ideas that you can use in December to keep your kids on task and engaged AND remind them it's the season for giving,
then look no more! Every lesson is standards-based, classroom-tested, rigorous, and grade level appropriate for high school level English students. Use them all or use pieces to provide differentiation to your different groups! Having the bundle saves money and provides you with tons of options and flexibility!
This pack includes up to 2 weeks of materials depending on your class periods and how you use what's included. Some of these items are sold separately in my store, but this bundle is savings for you! The texts in this pack do address different levels of students, so they would be excellent used together to scaffold or just individually for different grades.
Classroom success stories from teachers who have tried this resource:
♥"LOVE this! This was a great lesson! My students loved this and I love the message that is taught. Some of my kids had heard the song but didn't know the meaning behind it."
♥"This was a great way to learn the week before Christmas break. My students would come in each day excited when they heard the song on the way to school. It provided meaningful discussions with their family members."
♥"Absolutely love this lesson. Had two student cry today when I played the song. Thoughtful and meaningful. Excellent. Another fabulous Julie product. There isn't anything I have bought of Julie's that hasn't been top-notch."
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