The Death of Santa Clause - Charles Webb
Need a quick but substantial holiday filler? This charming poem is the basis for a quick 1-2 day activity exploring the humor and heartbreak of growing-up experiences. All activities are aligned with middle level Common Core standards, although this activity would work well for 7-10th grade students. You can modify this activity to last anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. (I usually plan 90 minutes to allow plenty of writing and sharing time.) Included in this packet:
- In-depth analysis of poetic elements
- Opportunities for text-to-self connections
- Narrative and Poetic writing opportunities
- Comic strip visualization activity.
No answer key is provided as the majority of questions are open-ended.