Christmas Reading Comprehension Passage Activities

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Grinch Day? What about a GRINCH WEEK?! Celebrate the character with these parody rap songs and comprehension activities!

Have you ever felt that the character is misunderstood and wanted to explore his character in a fresh, unique way? Then these activities are perfect for you!

Cover two weeks' worth of reading skills with a parody theme while still teaching important reading skills such as:

- cause and effect

- compare and contrast

- context clues

- decoding multisyllabic words

- fiction vs nonfiction

- main idea and supporting details

- making inferences

- root words, prefixes, and suffixes

- sequence of events

- synonyms and antonyms

With so much variety, this bundle works great as a holiday review!

Based on our Grinch parody rap songs, these activities will keep your students' attention using song lyrics as reading activities while they practice a variety of skills. Easily incorporate them into independent activities or complete them together as a class lesson.

Students will listen to the songs then use the song lyrics as reading passages to complete the activities detailed below.

The songs for these activities parody the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas story, exploring a comical tale behind the original story where the Grinch and Santa Claus misunderstand each other. This bundle is perfect for upper-elementary or middle school students, providing rigorous activities with a fun parody theme!

*Coming soon! Get the self-grading, Google Forms reading activities for this bundle here!

Click here to listen to all of the songs! (Click here if you have trouble viewing the video.)

Teach reading skills to your students in a way that they will enjoy!

Kids love music and will certainly enjoy practicing reading skills with this parody song. Students will listen to the song while reading the lyrics then use them to practice reading skills. The activities in this mega bundle are detailed below.

A variety of reading activities with the answer keys!

"The Grinch Is Innocent!" bundle includes everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- 7 multiple-choice, context clues questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- brief explanations about what root words, prefixes, and suffixes are

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying root words questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying prefixes questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying suffixes questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast, graphic organizer

- 10 multiple-choice, compare and contrast questions with the answer key

- a compare and contrast text-structure, paragraph writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use.

*How to use the compare and contrast activity listed above:

- Have students read or watch the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas story. (This resource also works great as an extension activity after completing an activity for the original story.) Click here for a read-aloud on YouTube.

- Next, have students listen to "The Grinch Is Innocent!" rap song, noting similarities and differences between the original story and the parody using the compare and contrast, graphic organizer.

- After the graphic organizer activity, have students answer the compare and contrast, multiple-choice questions about the two stories.

- Review as a class when all students have completed the questions.

- Next, have students write a paragraph using transitional words, comparing and contrasting the two stories using the paragraph writing activity.

"The Grinch vs. Santa Claus" bundle includes everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- a sequencing graphic organizer activity

- a sequential paragraph, writing activity with a word bank of transitional words for student use

- 7 multiple-choice, context clues questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- a cause and effect, graphic organizer

- 10 multiple-choice, cause and effect questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

- a cause and effect, paragraph writing activity that utilizes the graphic organizer with a word bank of transitional words

- a main idea and supporting details, graphic organizer writing activity

- 6 identify the main idea, multiple-choice questions with the answer key

- 3 identify the supporting details, multiple-choice questions with the answer key

- 1 "Main Idea on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will identify the main idea of the entire song using their main idea and supporting details graphic organizer

- 1 "Turn and Talk" activity that challenges students to identify and discuss other misunderstandings that have led to interesting stories.

The "Grinch around the World" bundle includes everything listed below. Click the links above for more details.

- the song lyrics for use as a reading passage

- 7 multiple-choice, context clues questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, synonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, antonyms questions about content vocabulary with the answer key

- brief explanations about what root words, prefixes, and suffixes are

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying root words questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying prefixes questions with the answer key

- 5 multiple-choice, identifying suffixes questions with the answer key

- 6 multiple-choice, inferencing questions based on the song lyrics with the answer key

- a "Turn and Talk" activity that challenges students to discuss and write about what would happen if the Grinch chased Santa Claus to their neighborhood

- brief explanations about nonfiction and fiction writing

- 12 multiple-choice, nonfiction vs. fiction questions based on the song lyrics

- a writing activity that challenges students to explain why specific texts are examples of nonfiction or fiction with a word bank of keywords and ideas that identify nonfiction and fiction texts

- a brief lesson on syllables and tips on how to count them in words

- 14 "How many syllables?" activity questions where students will listen to and read the song lyrics to determine how many syllables are in specific words from the song

- 12 "Syllable hunt!" activity questions where students will read through the song lyrics, finding words that have 1, 2, 3, and 4 syllables and write them in the corresponding columns

- 12 "Divide the syllables" activity tasks where students will separate words that they have found into their syllabic parts

- a "Syllables on Beast Mode!" challenge activity where students will find a rare 5 syllable word in the song lyrics and write it correctly separated into its syllabic parts.

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*Disclaimer: Rap Opera for Kids is not affiliated with the Dr. Seuss or the How the Grinch Stole Christmas brands in any way. Rap Opera for Kids provides educational commentary, parody, and criticism of popular works in order to supplement classroom instruction.

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*Artwork by Darren Wheelock

*Photo by Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c24309, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1273914

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