Christmas is coming! Incorporate traditions and fun facts from around the world into into your reading or language lessons (or speech/language therapy sessions!) For nonreaders, this can be used as a great listening comprehension activity!
Includes 22 short passages discussing Christmas traditions around the world and 1-3 corresponding critical thinking questions per passage. Students can read passages independently (silently or aloud) or passages can be read aloud by teacher or therapist.
Questions require students to use skills ranging from simple recall, comparing, contrasting and making personal connections to deciphering vocabulary in context, drawing conclusions, giving opinions, and justifying responses with evidence. A whole range of critical thinking skills can be applied.
- a writing prompt so students can respond to read material in writing
- a VENN diagram so students can compare and contrast traditions
- 2 color-by-grammar Christmas pages.
Passages can be used with individual students, for partner reading, or for group discussion.
The cards with the reading passages can be used to play a card game. Students choose one card from a facedown stack, and if they can answer the questions on the card correctly, they get to keep it. If not, it goes to the bottom of the stack. The student with the most cards wins!
The cards can be used in conjunction with any Christmas board game you own. Players pick a passage from a facedown stack, read it, and respond (after which they get to roll the dice or spin the spinner to take a turn at the board game). The player who reaches the end of the game first wins!
The color-by-grammar pages can be used for practice with distinguishing run-ons vs. fragments vs. complete sentences as well as practice identifying errors with capitalization and punctuation.
** For non readers, an adult should read the cards and the students can respond.
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