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.
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