This is a unit study to go with the book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel. This book is a Caldecott Honor book. It is one of my favorites to use in December. While it does not explain the traditions of Hanukkah directly, it is a fun fictional story. There is a one page explanation of Hanukkah and traditional activities on the last page.
If you like this Literature Unit, be sure to check out my other December Literature Studies
Bear Stays Up for Christmas
Included in this resource:
3 comprehension worksheets: two about the story, and one about the non-fiction selection offered at the end of the story.
1 goblin description worksheet
1 worksheet for strong verbs
1 fiction vs. non-fiction worksheet
1 retelling worksheet
1 creative writing activity, "Describe Your Own Goblin"
Answer keys are included for all of the worksheets