December Reading Passages

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103 Ratings
Teresa Kwant
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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My students love doing these for morning work, they are always excited to see what special day it is. I love the vocabulary and summary questions!
Each morning I start off with sharing what "national" day it is so this went along with it perfect. My students enjoy the subjects of each reading and were engaged while reading each passage.


This product includes 31 reading passages with comprehension questions. Each passage has a theme based on what "National Day" it is, like National Pearl Harbor Day, National Cookie Day, Nobel Prize Day and more! Kids are sure to love these fun and engaging reading passages.

There are two versions of each reading passage. One is more detailed with bigger vocabulary words. Both have the same comprehension questions but you can decide which ones fit the needs of your students best.

Also included are 31 journal prompt cards. The journal prompts are a mixture of narrative, opinion/persuasive, and informative writing prompts. The theme of the cards match the theme of the daily reading passages.

You can use the reading passages and journal prompts as self-starts, during ELA center time, at the end of a lesson, as homework, or as part of your language arts daily routine. The options are endless!

Also included is a daily writing journal for students!

December's daily themes for the reading passages and journal prompts include:
December 1st Rosa Parks Day
December 2nd Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting (changes annually)
December 3rd National Roof Over Your Head Day
December 4th National Cookie Day
December 5th Cookie Cutters (The first week in December is Cookie Cutter Week)
December 6th All About Hanukah
December 7th Pear Harbor Remembrance Day
December 8th National Brownie Day
December 9th National Pastry Day
December 10th Nobel Prize Day
December 11th International Mountain Day
December 12th Gingerbread House Day
December 13th National Cocoa Day
December 14th Monkey Day
December 15th Bill of Rights Day
December 16th National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
December 17th National Maple Syrup Day
December 18th National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (3rd Friday in December)
December 19th All About Kwanza
December 20th Exotic Fruits Month
December 21st Crossword Puzzle Day
December 22nd Winter Solstice (Can be any day December 20th-23rd)
December 23rd National Roots Day
December 24th National Eggnog Day
December 25th All About Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
December 26th National Candy Cane Day
December 27th National Fruitcake Day
December 28th Pledge of Allegiance Day
December 29th Pepper Pot Day
December 30th Bacon Day
December 31st New Year’s Eve

Other Monthly Reading Passages Here:
September Reading Passages
October Passages
November Reading Passages
January Reading Passages
March Reading Passages
April Passages
May Passages

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