Whether you are looking for December reading homework packets or seasonal reading selections, this text includes tools for powerful teaching. Three texts are included:
Remember Pearl Harbor: A student-friendly introduction to Pearl Harbor. The Focus on Complex Text explores the use of the words "however" and "despite", two important words in academic informational texts.
Lighting the Tree: A readers theater drama detailing the lighting of the first National Christmas Tree in 1923. The Focus on Complex Text is a close reading activity for students to find examples of facts and attitudes in the drama.
Snowflakes and Scissors: A first-person realistic fiction narrative describing a boy's attempt to make paper snowflakes. The Focus on Complex Text explores the relationships and attitudes between characters.
Each text includes:
-A homework "cover sheet" with a weekly assignment
-Vocabulary flashcards, definitions, tasks, and a quiz
-"Focus on Complex Text"--a classwork page to help students focus on an aspect of complex text
-Open-ended response, along with a modified writing frame
-Rubric for the open-ended response
A "Holiday Choice Menu" of nine easy, student-friendly word work, reading, and writing activities is also included.
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