This "Christmas in the Country" book unit includes activities for reading, writing and math. Perfect for the month of December! Many activities are print and go while still targeting essential common core skills and important comprehension strategies.
Pages 2-3: Comprehension Strategy: Visualizing
Pages 5-10: Comprehension Strategy: Questioning (4 variations for differentiation)
Pages 11-12: Comprehension Strategy: Connecting (2 variations for differentiation)
Page 13: 5 Comprehension Questions
Page 14: Vocabulary
Page 15: Sequencing
Page 16: Fact vs. Opinion
Page 17: Cause & Effect
Pages 18-22: Nonfiction article "Christmas in Germany"
Page 23: All About Christmas Graphic Organizer
Pages 24-25 Comparing Christmas Venn Diagrams
Pages 26-28: Making Words Activity with answer key
Pages 29-31: Journal Writing Prompts
Page 32: Handwriting Page with text from the story
Pages 33-35: 6 Math Journal Prompts related to CCSS
Page 36: Additional Page of math journal prompts for differentiation
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Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant
DRA Leve:l 18
Guided Reading: Level K
Interest Level: Pre-K to 3rd
Christmas in the Country, brings the simple joys of the holiday season to families everywhere. Boxes of treasured, homemade ornaments are finally brought out of the closet; an evergreen wreath brightens the front door; an oversized tree is squeezed into the living room; and relatives gather for a delicious, noisy meal. As fresh and bright as new-fallen snow, here is a warm and loving celebration of Christmas: the memorable moments we cherish, share, and hold in our hearts — always.
Other available book units include:
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
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