The Christmas Literacy Set is a 57 page set filled with academic but engaging reading and writing activities which are perfect for 4th and 5th graders. There are 7 double sided worksheets which target main idea, inferences using informational text, inferences using literature, text evidence, theme, and compare and contrast. There are 32 Christmas themed task cards which 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!
Specifically, it includes:
32 Christmas Themed Synonym and Antonym Task Cards
Main Idea: Christmas Tree History (double sided worksheet and key)
Inferences Using Informational Text: Holly Facts (double sided worksheet and key)
Inferences Using Literature: The Snow Maiden (double sided worksheet and key)
Text Evidence: Reindeer/Caribou (double sided worksheet and key)
Theme: The Little Fish Story (double sided worksheet and key)
Compare and Contrast: La Befana and Babushka (double sided worksheet and key)
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 Hanukkah or Kwanza)
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 Craftivity Template and Directions
Snow Globe Base Template
Snow Globe Writing Pages
Detailed Teacher Notes
SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Literacy Sets Bundle for the ENTIRE YEAR!!! (Click Here) It includes 11 different holiday and seasonal themed literacy sets!
Why you'll love this resource:
- The materials are easy to prep and to use.
- Students love to learn using holiday and thematic materials!
- 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!!!
Christmas 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 Christmas Around the World for Older Kids is another rigorous but fun set of activities.
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Have a wonderful holiday season!
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