December ELA Bundle Common Core Aligned for Grades 4-8

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    This Christmas/December ELA Bundle for Grades 4-8 is the perfect resource to get your students through these exciting weeks before winter break with high-interest common core learning.

    This ELA bundle includes:

    • Christmas Close Reads for Big Kids

    • Digital North Pole Job Application

    • The Show Must Go On: A Christmas Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

    • The Snowball Toss: Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit

    See below for each product description:

    Christmas Close Reads for BIG KIDS!

    This 19 page Christmas close reading resource includes:

    • Inspiration and Directions for Use

    • What is Close Reading?

    • Close Reading Strategies

    • The Happy Holiday Shoppe: Fictional Narrative

    • Candy Canes: Informational Text

    • How To Decorate a Christmas Tree

    • Everything: A Poem

    • Santa’s Elf and the Gingerbread Man: A Fable

    • Answer Key


    Holiday Descriptive Writing Toolkit!

    If you are looking for a high-interest week-long writing toolkit to engage students during this exciting time of year, this North Pole Job Application Toolkit is the descriptive writing unit for you!

    Unit overview: Mrs. Claus is asking for help at the North Pole. She has written a letter to you asking for urgent assistance! Students will work to incorporate descriptive writing into the job openings she has shared, apply for a specific job at the North Pole, and complete an application that incorporates extensive written responses. Students will be awarded a certificate if they are effective in the application completion process.

    This common core aligned writing toolkit includes:

    • a Google Drive link for DIGITAL work

    • teacher tools for seamless implementation

    • lesson plans

    • What is Descriptive Writing? Teaching resource

    • What is Descriptive Writing? interactive student page

    • Painting Pictures with Words activity

    • North Pole Writing Toolkit

    • Job Descriptions

    • Job Application

    • 5-extended response application questions

    • Rubric for student writing evaluation

    Your students will LOVE having the chance to apply for a North Pole job of their choosing while enhancing their writing.


    Christmas Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS!

    The Show Must Go On is a middle grades reader's theater that your students will love to perform. It is about a group of 6th grade students that are ready to "graduate" from Merna Elementary. During their last day of school before the graduation ceremony they reflect/flashback to a time in the year when they ran into a bit of a problem during the year based on one student's silly actions. The silly actions of this student put the holiday musical performance in jeopardy.

    The students work together to come up with a solution so the performance can go on as planned. This high-interest, realistic fiction reader's theater will have your students laughing out loud at the thoughts and actions of the 13-character cast.

    The Christmas reader's theater resource includes:

    • a 7-page script

    • word work using context clues

    • 4-reader response questions

    • 2-journal topics

    • a Snowflake Craftivity your students will love making with just cotton swabs, glue, and glitter

    • Summary Work

    Estimated Lexile Measure: 750L


    The Snowball Toss is a CCSS Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit for Grades 4-8!

    This 5-page, 11 character, high interest realistic fiction passage is about a snowy recess in which the assistant principal's silly action leads to a student getting carried away and injuring another. The lesson students will take away is that "Rules are made for a reason" and we as adults need to be reminded of that sometimes.

    This reader's theater toolkit includes:

    • a 5-page, 11 character, high interest realistic fiction script

    • Word work using context clues

    • Reader Response Questions

    • A reflective journal

    • Summary Work

    • Story Cover Makeover

    • Answer Key

    Lexile Level: 770L

    With all of this chilly weather and snow, your students will connect with this passage and be excited for the work that goes along with it.


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    Happy Holidays!

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    Teaching Duration
    3 Weeks
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
    Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
    Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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