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This Christmas bundle consists of 5 of my no prep, Christmas themed reading and writing resources. Students will practice their reading comprehension, reading fluency, oral language skills, writing skills, and more.
This resource is ideal for 2nd grade and 3rd grade students, but makes a great Christmas review for 4th grade students!
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The no prep activities included in this resource are:
Use popular Christmas songs to review various reading skills! Students use the lyrics to the Christmas songs "Jingle Bells," "Up on the Housetop, and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" to answer reading phonics and comprehension questions, and then use 5 of the words from the Christmas song to create their own story!
Students secretly create their own snowman and write a matching description of their snowman. Then, the classes snowmen are placed on display while students read their descriptions. If they use enough good details, the class should be able to figure out which snowman was theirs, just based on the description!
Christmas Activities: This resource contains 8 easy-to-use activities to help students celebrate Christmas. The no prep Christmas activities include:
-a Christmas acrostic poem
-a Christmas themed Find Somebody Who
-a Christmas word search
-an A-Z Christmas Word Activity
-a venn diagram to compare and contrast how 2 students spend Christmas
-a writing activity using Christmas words
-a Christmas making words activity
-a Christmas themed team builder
This packet includes 3 activities to practice main idea using a Christmas theme! An answer key is included.
1. Students sort Christmas words into categories, and then choose an appropriate title for each category.
2. Students must distinguish between details and main idea. Given a group of Christmas words, students must determine which word is the main idea out of all the other words.
3. A Christmas main idea graphic organizer students can use with any passage.
This ice breaker or team builder has 24 question cards for small groups or pairs of students to use to get to know each other better. The questions are related to monthly events and facilitate safe conversation for all students. These cards present an excellent opportunity for students to practice speaking and listening to each other while also promoting a safe classroom environment.
Kalena Baker, Teaching Made Practical