This Christmas- themed packed contains 8 pages of fun reading activities. It addresses basic reading and reading comprehension skills, such as short/long vowels, using context clues, initial consonants, and creating sentences, and sorting.
Page 1: Cover sheet. Students can color the letters to work on fine motor skills. Name goes on page 1.
Page 2: Cut and paste activity. Students use context clues to complete 5 sentences about Christmas. Boardmaker symbols help students with disabilities.
Page 3: Acrostic Poem to work on initial consonants. This page has the word "Christmas" down the side. Students are to think of words that start with each letter in the word and write it on the line. For students who need assistance, teacher can write the word with a highlighter and student can trace it.
Pages 4 and 5: Color Christmas ornaments according to vowel sound. Key is on page 4, directs students what colors to use to color the ornaments on page 5.
Page 6: Fill in the vowels cut and paste. Students cut out the vowels on the bottom of the page and glue them in the right spot. Then they color the vowel to match the rest of the word.
Page 7: Color-coded sentence building
This activity is perfect for teaching students about the mechanics of a sentence.
- 4 sentences are provided, each in a color-coded box
- teacher or student cuts out the words/pictures on the black lines
- place all word/picture cards together jumbled up
- students use colors, shapes, and sentence clues to create a simple sentence.
- simple sight words are used so that students can read the words and sentence before and after they are cut
Students can use the clues in the sentence to decide which word goes first by the capital letter, and which word goes last with the end punctuation. They can also use the colors to help them, as well as the shapes of the words.
Boardmaker pictures are used to simplify the definitions for students with special needs.
When I use this activity with my class, I glue the sentences onto index cards to give them longer life. Another option is to give each student a set, and they can glue the sentences on a piece of paper.
Page 8: Sorting winter vs. summer words. Students are to cut out the ten pictures at the bottom of the page. They paste them into the winter column or the summer column.
Packet would be excellent for general education Pre-K through possibly grade 1, also for all grades with special education students.
Thanks to www.mycutegraphics.com for the cover page clip art!
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