Christmas Literacy Set Print and Digital Distance Learning for 4th & 5th Grades

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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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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!

It includes:

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:

Winter Paired Texts for 4th - 6th Grades

Winter Literacy Set

Winter Themed Language Task Cards Bundle

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Have a wonderful holiday season!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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