The print and digital Christmas Literacy Set for Google Classroom (and other platforms) is filled with academic but engaging reading and writing activities for 4th and 5th graders. There are 7 reading passages that target main idea, inferences using informational text, inferences using literature, text evidence, theme, and compare and contrast. There are 32 Christmas themed task cards that focus on synonyms and antonyms, There are also paragraph writing pages, 2 different poetry pages, and a snow globe craftivity and creative writing project. Lots of fun and learning for the month of December!
Two Sets of 32 Task Cards:
Christmas Themed with Synonyms and Antonyms
Holly Jolly Homophones
7 Passages: (2 pages each with comprehension questions and a key)
Main Idea: Christmas Tree History
Inferences Using Informational Text: Holly Facts
Inferences Using Literature: The Snow Maiden
Text Evidence: Reindeer/Caribou
Theme: The Little Fish Story
Compare and Contrast: La Befana and Babushka
Reading Informational Text with Charts and Graphs: Holiday Gift Buying
3 Paragraph Writing Choices About Family Traditions:
My Family's Christmas Traditions
My Family's Tradition's (alternative activity for children not allowed to celebrate)
My Family's Holiday Traditions Writing Page (for children who celebrate other holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanza, Ramadan, or Diwali...)
2 Holiday Poems:
Holiday Acrostic Poem Directions and Examples Page
Holiday Acrostic Poem Writing Page
Holiday Number Poem Directions and Example Page
Holiday Number Poem Writing Page
Snow Globe Writing and Art Activity:
Snow Globe Craftivity Template and Directions
Snow Globe Base Template
Snow Globe Writing Pages
Detailed Teacher Notes
Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS
Why you'll love this resource:
- The materials are easy to prep and to use and the digital versions are NO PREP!
- Students love to learn using holiday and thematic materials!
- The resource includes a print and a digital format to give busy teachers more flexibility.
- This literacy set hits standards, while being engaging.
- It includes many reading and writing skills with different types of resources to keep learning fun!
- There are so many ways to use this resource, as guided reading, reader's workshop, writer's workshop, independent work, homework, literacy centers, substitute plans, and more!!!
December can be a crazy time at school, but my hope is that this unit will help you make it a really great time of fun and learning for your students. There are enough materials here to keep your kids busy (in a good way) for the entire month.
If you'd like to integrate social studies with language arts, this print and digital Holidays Around the World for Older Kids is another academic but fun set of activities. It features 18 Countries and their celebrations of Christmas as well as other holidays such as Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan, Kwanzaa, and St. Lucia’s!
Click here to take a look at Holidays Around the World for Older Kids.
If you're looking for some great winter resources, please check these out:
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Have a wonderful holiday season!
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