Conifer Christmas Tree Life Cycle: Christmas Reading Comprehension Activities

The Candy Class
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Celebrate Christmas with this life cycle of a Christmas tree resource and incorporate some science this Christmas! This Christmas tree resource includes a seventeen page realistic fiction book named The Extraordinary Seed written and illustrated by me to teach the Christmas tree life cycle. I also do not reveal what the seed is until the near end of the book. That way students can make predictions about the type of seed it might be. It is packed full of other resources that go along with this resource for the life cycle of a Christmas tree including a Christmas glyph craftivity, emergent and first grade readers about the Christmas tree life cycle process, predictable pocket chart sentences, graphic organizers, writing responses, vocabulary cards, close reading for increasing reading comprehension, and more fun for Christmas!

This resource for Christmas trees just had a make-over for the 2014 season of Christmas! I added better fonts and cuter clipart for Christmas, added some close reading activities, some vocabulary cards, and more options to make it fun for Christmas! If you already purchased this bundle that is all about the life cycle of coniferous trees, simply redownload it again to receive the update. Updates are always included with your purchase of this resource for Christmas.

This resource for Christmas was made for both kindergarten and first grade. This resource for Christmas makes it easy to differentiate instruction during Christmas because you can easily take some of the first grade materials and use it for your advanced kindergarten students or take some of the "emergent" materials and use it for your emerging first graders.

You will find the following in this resource for Christmas:

• Realistic fiction book about the life cycle of a Christmas tree

• Close reading activities based on the realistic fiction book that is included

• 3 leveled emergent readers

• first grade reader

• Pocket chart predictable sentences

• Pocket chart first grade sentences

• Life cycle pocket chart cards

• Interactive notebook entry

•Evergreen Christmas tree glyph with craftivity and data

• Three Christmas tree glyph options for the toppers (option 1: peace sign, option 2: angel, option 3: cross)

• Sequencing graphic organizer

• Reading response graphic organizers including a K-W-L chart, Venn diagram, and Christmas tree organizer

• Writing response sheets with visual word bank and vocabulary cards with images

Materials needed for all this Christmas Cheer:

-Brads for the interactive notebook entry

-You can use either brads or a three-prong notebook to put the realistic fiction book together.

-Card stock for the pocket chart stuff

-Standard Size Pocket Chart for the Pocket Chart Sentences (10 pockets with at least 32 inch width)

-Construction paper or an alternative for the Christmas glyph crafts


Also, This Might interest you:

Gingerbread Man Flip Book


This resource about the life cycle of conifers and deciduous trees is for personal use only and one license is a single user license for one teacher.

Merry Christmas!

Jolene from The Candy Class

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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