Kindness is an important aspect we try and instill in our students on a daily, hourly, and even minute-by-minute basis. With Christmas right around the corner, this product pairs rigor, kindness, and fun all wrapped into one!
Students will read two informational text pieces about charitable organizations. Specifically the work Toys for Tots does as well as the red kettle program the Salvation Army brings during the holiday season. Students will also read a narrative volunteer perspective.
Utilizing all these textual pieces, students will write their own thoughts about why it is important to give during the holiday season.
** Colored and black and white copies for printing and copying convenience
** Introduction article
** Information article about Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army.
** Short narrative story from a volunteer’s perspective
** Comprehension questions that ask students to find and highlight evidence.
** Brainstorm/writing graphic organizer
** Paper to write their own opinion paper
** Grading rubric
** Answer keys and writing samples.
** Ideas on how to use in your classroom
This product is aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3-6.6Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences
in the point of view they represent.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3-6.9Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.