These holiday reading comprehension passages can be utilized to reinforce the common core standard of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend informational texts. I use them in my class to cover prominent holidays so that during this time we can all share the different ways our cultures celebrate. It has made holidays in my classroom so much more enjoyable!!
This 20 page packet includes a cover page for packet, one informational reading passage with differentiated questions, and one vocabulary page for each of the following holidays:
Chinese New Year
Froechliche Weihnachten (German) *included because this is where decorating the tree originated
Also included compare/contrast venn diagram for two holidays and one blank so teacher may decide compare/contrast assignments.
*See "My Culture Collage and Oral Presentation" for free as a culminating project for the holidays.