Hanukkah Activities: Differentiated Readers - 3 Levels + Illustrated Vocab Cards

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Hanukkah Activities: Use this 35 page download to differentiate as your students learn about this holiday.


★ 4 versions of each book:

1) Full color illustrations
2) Black and white illustrations
3) Students illustrate their own versions.
4) Students write their own versions.

★ 12 versions in all - Easy Assembly

★ Pocket chart vocabulary cards included (with illustrations when appropriate).

★ 8 Pages Per Book (cover and 7 pages).

Common Core Standards Addressed:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

Level 1. “Hanukkah!” is an emergent reader, simple sight words with picture clues.
Sight Words: see, I, like, a
Other vocabulary to use picture clues: Hanukkah, dreidel, gelt, menorah, candles, latkes, presents, family

Level 2 is a harder version, more sight words and longer sentences.
Sight Words: I, see, will, the, and, is, we, are, for, comes, can, to, be, with, days, play, your, there, eat, lit, win, each, time, night, plus Hanukkah specific words listed in level 1.

Level 3 is the hardest version with words such as: games, candy, their, they, look, lasts, year, special, known, festival, light, games, children, during, spin, collect, candy, decorate, people, forward, glow, during, enjoy, foods, fried, often, receive, celebrate, food, music, spend, applesauce

Use for guided reading, and send home for extra practice

Version 1 of each level: High frequency words and full color illustrations help younger learners to use their reading strategies: pictures, phonics and context.

Version 2 of each level: Same text, but black and white illustrations for students to read and color.

Version 3 of each level: Same text but without illustrations. Students show their comprehension skills by creating their own illustrations.

Version 4: Students create their own versions:
Easy Version: I see _____________.
Harder Version: We ______________________________________________________. Choice of dotted skip count baselines or plain lines for students to complete the sentences.

Please click on any of the GREEN LINKS to view other Hanukkah Learning Centers. Thank you…

Hanukkah Literacy Centers- Sight Word Game Boards – First 102 Dolch Words

Hanukkah Literacy Centers Sight Words Game Board Activities –
5 Different Game Boards - 20 Page Download -
5 different Hanukkah and Winter themed game boards for the first 100 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners. (The last 120 Dolch are available in my product listings.) You could also use dice. Gameboards are themed around Dreidels, Menorahs, gelt, latkes, candles, and winter.

Hanukkah Literacy Centers – Sight Word Game Boards – Last 118 Dolch Words

Hanukkah Literacy Centers Sight Words Game Board Activities – Last 118 Dolch Words plus 10 Dolch Nouns -
20 Page Download - 5 different Hanukkah game boards for the LAST 118 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch Nouns.

Hanukkah Poems and Songs for Shared Reading and Fluency

Hanukkah Poems/Songs/Finger Plays and Chants
28 page file – All Illustrated with Hanukkah Graphics-
24 Songs/Poems/and Chants-
2 Illustrated Versions of Each
Just choose those you like, and print just those pages.
4 pages of large Hanukkah images to cut out and glue onto shared reading charts.
Print in color or grayscale.

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Hanukkah Activities: Differentiated Readers - 3 Levels + I
Hanukkah Activities: Differentiated Readers - 3 Levels + I
Hanukkah Activities: Differentiated Readers - 3 Levels + I
Hanukkah Activities: Differentiated Readers - 3 Levels + I