Christmas Holiday Activities Middle School ELA

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    Searching for Holiday Activities to use with Middle School Students prior to leaving for Winter Break? This Christmas Activity Bundle will keep your ELA classes engaged all through December! These resources include Holiday Writing Assignments, Informational Text Readings, Slides Presentations, Fun Activities, and more!

    Resources Included: (Find detailed descriptions of each below!)

    A Christmas Carol Guided Reading Activities

    How to Write a Business Letter (to Santa)

    Celebrating Diversity: Christmas, Hanukah & Kwanzaa

    A Christmas Carol Guided Reading Activities

    This A Christmas Carol Unit Plan is a great way to keep your middle school students engaged in learning activities during the Holiday Season. This product is complete with before, during and after reading activities for the classic holiday novel of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I have used this same unit for the novel and various play versions! It works well for both!

    **UPDATE** Print AND Digital options are now available for traditional classroom settings AND for virtual distance learning!

    Best of all, very little preparation is required! Simply print and Go! Keep your students learning AND make your own life a little easier during this busy season.

    As a bonus, a highly visual Slides presentation is included to help students build their understanding of life in London in the 1800s and the events that inspired Charles Dickens to write the story. An excellent study of literature, aligned with Common Core, that will help maintain rigor and the students' interest in the few weeks leading to the winter break.

    What's Included:

    • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
    • Unit Overview
    • Six Individual Lesson Outlines with step-by-step instructions.
    • Guided Reading Packet with Before, During, and After Reading Activities.
    • Text v. Film Analysis Handout
    • Answer Keys!
    • Link to Slides Presentation "Building Background for A Christmas Carol"
    • Instructions for Accessing Presentation
    • Instructions for Saving Slides Presentation as PowerPoint Presentation

    Topics / Skills Practice or Reviewed:

    • Building Background Knowledge
    • Making Connections
    • Comprehension Check Questions for each Stave of the novel,
    • Reading Strategy: Visualizing
    • Adjective Review
    • Compare / Contrast
    • Setting
    • Mood
    • Allusions
    • Suspense
    • Flashback
    • Making Inferences
    • Drawing Conclusions
    • Theme Analysis
    • Reflection Questions

    How to Write a Business Letter (to Santa)

    Wondering what to teach your students prior to Winter Break? Want a holiday activity that ties into the Language Arts curriculum? This Christmas writing activity is perfect for those last few days before the break!

    Teach your students how to write a formal business letter with this product! A Slides Presentation contains detailed instruction on writing a business letter, as well as examples of the assignment they will be asked to complete. This is a fun Christmas activity that engages even the antsiest students during those long days just before the break!

    What's Included:

    • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
    • Lesson Outline with step-by-step instructions.
    • Slides Presentation with detailed lesson on how to compose a business letter.
    • Student Handout with Instructions
    • Multiple Examples of Properly Formatted Business Letter
    • Grading Rubric
    • Instructions for Accessing Presentation
    • Instructions for Saving Slides Presentation as PowerPoint Presentation

    Celebrating Diversity: Christmas, Hanukah & Kwanzaa

    This No-Prep, Print & Go Holiday Resource is the perfect way to engage your Middle School Students during the month of December! Students will learn about three cultures' winter celebrations--Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa--while practicing important ELA skills!

    After reading three informational texts, students will compare and contrast the holidays and practice writing excellent paragraphs!

    Included in this .pdf file are three informational articles discussing the history of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. Also included is a student graphic organizer on which students will keep track of differences and similarities among the three holidays. Students are also given the opportunity to practice their writing skills as they write two well-written paragraphs exploring the similarities and differences of the three holidays and reflecting upon respecting and appreciating various cultures.

    What's Included:

    • General Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
    • Step-by-step Lesson Outline
    • Three Informational Articles: Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa
    • Student Compare / Contrast Graphic Organizer
    • Paragraph Writing Assignment
    • Grading Rubric

    ELA Skills Practice or Reviewed:

    Total Pages
    100+
    Answer Key
    Included with rubric
    Teaching Duration
    2 Weeks
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    Standards

    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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