Gobbledygook, high-sounding language that confuses and amuses, is the subject of this fun Christmas activity. Students are challenged to identify the titles of twenty-six popular Christmas tunes written in extreme gobbledygook. The activity is organized into two handouts--Set One with twelve titles and Set Two with fourteen. An introductory page for students explains the nature and origin of the term.
The last page is a graphic organizer for writing a letter to Santa in gobbledygook.
Though some youngsters may be initially flabbergasted, do give this lively lesson a try. What better way to provide insight into the fun and the power of words?
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Post Script: Feedback indicates that this product is going over well at adult and family Christmas gatherings and in teachers' lounges. After all, why should our students have all the fun?