Christmas Reading Activities - 12 Days of Christmas Read-Alouds

Brenda Tejeda
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These reading activities for 12 popular Christmas picture books are perfect for December! Each book has a few reading response activities to target different reading comprehension skills.

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Fill December with fun while covering many Common-Core reading comprehension and writing standards!

This pack includes comprehension and writing activities for 12 popular Christmas books.

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**UPDATED 11/13 to include two more books!**

*NEW: The Polar Express* by Chris Van Allsburg

-Sequencing craft (DIFFERENTIATED)

-"If I went to the North Pole" 5 senses and writing

*NEW: Mooseltoe* by Margie Palatini

-Identifying Story Elements (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Descriptive writing- students decorate their own "Christmoose" and write a descriptive essay.

-Math- Tally and graph about their Christmoose tree

*If You Take a Mouse to the Movies* by Laura Numeroff

-Sequencing-cut and glue activity (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Character analysis- character web

-Circle Story genre

*There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell* by Lucille Colandro

-Sequencing- "old lady" puppet with sequence picture cards, plus cut and glue sheet

-Evaluating- students evaluate ending

-Comprehension questions sheet

*There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow* by Lucille Colandro

-Sequencing- cut and glue

-Compare/Contrast- Venn diagram (DIFFERENTIATED)

*The Hat* by Jan Brett

-Fact/Opinion

-Cause and Effect: (DIFFERENTIATED)

*The Gingerbread Man* by Jim Aylesworth

-Sequencing

-Story Elements (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Art: create your own gingerbread man

*The Gingerbread Baby* by Jan Brett

-Compare/Contrast: Venn diagram (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Realism/Fantasy

-Art: create a house for your gingerbread man

*A New Improved Santa* by Patricia Rae Wolff

-Comprehension questions: (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Evaluating: draw/write about a favorite part

-Creative Writing: Students design a new look for Santa

*Olive, the Other Reindeer* by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh

-Cause and Effect (DIFFERENTIATED)

-Creative writing: "I would make a good reindeer because. . . "

-Art- Reindeer craft to display writing

*Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas* by Jane O'Connor

-Making Connections: Students draw/write about a text-to-self connection

-Vocabulary: Pocket chart activity- students match vocabulary word with meaning

*The Mitten* by Jan Brett

-Predicting: Students predict story ending, then record actual ending.

-Sequencing: Color and B&W pictures for retelling the story, along with a recording sheet

-Art: Students draw other things that can blend in the snow

Most appropriate for grades 1-2, but many activities are differentiated, so there is at least 1 activity per book that can be used in Kindergarten.

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The 12 Days of Christmas Centers Mega-Pack

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

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