Holiday Reading with books by Patricia Polacco; Hanukkah, Christmas and Epiphany

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Crockett's Classroom
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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32 pages
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The winter holidays are a perfect time to enjoy these special books by Patricia Polacco. Share the holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Epiphany as you enjoy the stories by Patricia Polacco. Many of the stories are based on stories passed down through her family.


The Trees of the Dancing Goats (Hanukkah and Christmas)

Christmas Tapestry (Christmas and Hanukkah)

Uncle Vova's Tree (Epiphany)

An Orange for Frankie (Christmas)

Gifts of the Heart (Christmas)

Welcome Comfort (Christmas)

For each book you'll find:

Read aloud Chat Cards (used by the teacher to discuss the book as it is being read)

Folding Mini-Book, made by the students with pages about the characters, reflection about the specific story, and the lesson learned in the story

Craft project for each book. One of the projects may require adult support. Each craft project had step-by-step directions with photos.

If you want your students to read the books in small groups there is also a Circle Discussion Wheel. Groups of 4 students can read the book. Each student will have a job; Reader, Questioner, Character Analyst and Summarizer. The Discussion Wheel rotates to give each student a chance to have each job.

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Interactive Notebook (using Patricia Polacco books)

Reading Chat Cards (can be used with any literature or informational text)


If you have any questions you can contact me through the Product Q and A on this page, or email:

Created by Debbie Crockett

Copyright © 2019 Debbie Crockett

All rights reserved by the author.

Total Pages
32 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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