Christmas Literacy Song “Christmas is a Time for Caring” K-3
Children love to sing. Use this Christmas read and sing video, power point and pdf files chock full of writing activities to bring “caring” into your classroom. The song makes an adorable presentation activity for students to share their “caring” with the audience.
Story book in color and black and white.
Story book in mini-size-Color & black and white.
Story book without words full and mini size.
Vocabulary writing practice
“Christmas is a Time for Caring” uses the “Christmas is a time for” PATTERN
Fill in the blank using the pattern writing activity
Circle Map for “Christmas”
Tree Map for “Christmas”, “is”, “can”, “has”
Little pattern reader-1 with fill in blanks for Vocabulary-1 blank.
Caring Card writing activity
***Writing activities in 2 styles for K-1-2-3
Read and Sing books help children connect music to the text. Using repetitive words, rhymes, word patterns, singing and reading aloud enables children to become fluent readers. Brain research supports the important and beneficial connection between music and early literacy learning. Young children can develop pre-reading skills, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, oral language skills, and fluency through singing and reading along with writing activities. Children love to sing. By singing together you will create shared active listening and learning experiences, model good reading strategies and build a warm classroom community. I know you will find that singing and reading the text will incrementally boost your student’s literacy skills.
Ideas on How to Teach:
Whole Class: Present the text while listening to the song using the video.
Give students the opportunity to sing-a-long and read the words.
Discuss how the children feel about the song; “What kinds of things do you do to be caring?” Or, “What kinds of actions can we perform to show that we are caring?”
Small Groups or Daily 5:
Read the story
Write the vocabulary
Color and trace the book
Write a story
Sing the song and share student work.
Use the card writing activity to build classroom community or,
ask students to write about someone in their family and give the card as a present. Use the blank pages for students to draw pictures of “caring” acts or kindness.
Present the song to another class, parents, principal, guests.
*RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
*RF.K.1a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom;
*RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
*RL.K.7 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.*RL.K.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding
RL.1.10 With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
*RL.2.4 Describe how words and phrases (e.g. rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a poem, or song
*RF.1.4 & 2.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
*RF.2.4a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
*RF.2.4b Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
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