- A great value bundle of Little Match Girl + ESL Christmas Fun Activity Pack + something for the first days back in the New Year!This will give you weeks of activities and readings in the run up to Christmas and then a lesson and handout for the first days back.The Little Match GirlProduct Descriptio$7.49$8.99Save $1.50
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Have some classroom fun this holiday season with your beginner ESL, EFL, ENL students!
Admire Christmas in Paris, then read (a VERY brief) passage about some Santa traditions around the world. Next, some geography practice: find the countries on the map, and draw the snacks given to Santa. After a bit of writing and a word search -- plus a handful of comprehension questions -- students write a story about the children in the Santa picture. Or use the comic grid to show what happens next.
Finally, have some fun with color pencils, glue and scissors with a cut-out and create card of the student's own design. Add some paperclips, and you have decorations to color and hang up! (Don't forget to encourage them to write something nice in the card!)
This packet comes with some suggestions for teachers, and additional graphic organizers for extension activities, including a T-chart to compare holiday traditions across countries, and a portrait frame to draw Santa Claus.
Expect to have a good few hours of fun with this!
Please note: This resource does refer to the holiday tradition of leaving beer or sherry for Santa; and focuses on the cultural, rather than religious, aspects of the holiday. It is nonfiction, but don't worry -- it contains no Santa spoilers :)
More great materials for your ELLs:
Be sure to check out my Halloween products for nonfiction, an original short story, plus the classic "The Monkey's Paw". They are all for beginner ESL students, and there is a great value bundle containing the whole lot of them. If you're looking for fun activities, nonfiction, a short story for Christmas ("The Little Match Girl") and the New Year, take a look at my Christmas and New Year materials. I also have a series of short stories that will engage your students at any time, while teaching grammar and vocab. Enjoy browsing, and have fun teaching!