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Christmas Informational Text

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Christmas Informational Text Reading and Activities is a Common Core connected set of informational text reading and activities focused on the history of the Christmas tree. In this learning filled packet you get:

•An information packed text about the history of the Christmas tree.
•A second informational text about three famous Christmas trees: The White House Christmas Tree, the National Christmas Tree, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
**Now with Read To Me, a feature that allows iPad, Macintosh and Windows users to read along with highlighted text. This is accessed very simply by clicking on a link at the end of the packet, or by entering the web address into a search engine.**
•Follow-up comprehension questions requiring close reading
•A fun tree decorating activity that supports the teaching of theme
•A timeline activity and crossword puzzle; both drive students to repeated reading of the text
•A true/false quiz
•Answer keys for all

**BONUS: This packet includes my page 'Dig Into' close reading lesson and graphic organizer. This user-friendly tool can be used with any informational or non-fiction text on any subject.

'Dig Into' can be completed in one session or done over a period of days. It hits the goals of repeated close reading, vocabulary building and in-depth comprehension with repeated returns to the text embedded in the activities. Suitable for a wide range of ages from late elementary through middle school and beyond. It is perfect for substitute teachers and homeschooling families or anyone who appreciates carefully scaffolded activities.

Want more? Consider purchasing my Holiday Informational Text Close Reading and Writing Bundle - a combination of Christmas Informational Text Close Reading and Activities and New Year’s Around the World Informational Close Reading and Writing Activity Pack. You get everything from both at a discount. You can find it on my TPT store at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Holiday-Informational-Text-Close-Reading-and-Writing-Bundle-1597302

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