This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote engaging classroom discussion as children get excited about Christmas!
This is ideal as a filler activity - but with the comfort of knowing that it will help to boost your child's reading skills in the manic build up to the festive season!
Did you know that the origins of Santa go back to the 4th Century? Delve into the history of this character, and see how his modern image has come into being.
The Christmas Tree
Explore this tradition and discover how this has evolved through the ages. Find out about famous trees, and discover some amazing facts and figures.
The Christmas Truce
The remarkable story of how British and German soldiers celebrated Christmas together in 1914.
Christmas at the Movies
From Home Alone to Frozen, this activity focuses on some of the most successful Christmas films of all time. It also looks ahead to the festive movies in 2016.
Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Students will enjoy the range of questions styles from matching years to events to drawing pictures using given facts.
As with all of my reading comprehension projects, my aim is to create stimulating text that will actually get children into reading. I started writing my own material in 2014 after feeling bored by a lot of the comprehensions on offer. Using this approach, I have introduced my students to many stories that may not be on the curriculum, but are important for young people to know.
I have compiled a number of other comprehensions that you may be interested in. I’m sure your students would love to find out about these exciting stories.
The Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot
Mysteries of the World
World War One
Christmas Reading Comprehensions
The Royal Family
The above titles are also all featured in my Mega Comprehension bundle:
Mega Text Bundle
You should also check out the following comprehensions, which are not part of the bundle:
Stories of Survival
World War Two Diaries
Around the World in 8 Days
The Day the World Stood Still
Stars of Rio 2016
Festivals of the World
The Elf Who Saved Christmas
Black History Month