Digital Google Slides Resource: "St. Nicholas to Santa: The Surprising Origins of Mr. Claus" and "Who Is Krampus: Explaining the Horrific Christmas Devil" Expository Close Reading Articles
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These articles address the origins of Santa Claus and Krampus, the Christmas Devil. Engage students in the true history of the kindly St. Nicholas, the devilish Krampus, and how Santa Claus came to be a North American icon. This is a fun, must have item to use before going off on winter break to allow students to practice close reading of nonfiction text!
The new Common Core has an increased focus on non-fiction, informational texts in the ELA classroom. This easy-to-deliver non-fiction activity about the origins of Santa Claus and Krampus is designed to be uploaded to Google Slides and shared with your students in Google Classroom. Included in this purchase is an explanatory PDF with a link to the digital document. A print version is also included for your convenience.
The package includes:
A 14 question comprehension activity that requires students to closely read the articles and recall key information
A compare and contrast activity between St. Nicholas and Krampus
A print friendly version that has QR Codes that allow access to the articles
A complete answer key is included
An editable Microsoft Word template to create two column article annotation (great for hands-on students annotation)
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