Holidays Around the World, Australia - Reading Comprehension Passage, Activities

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Are you looking for a fun holiday tradition with activities to explore with your students that also helps them practice reading comprehension and grammar? This resource includes a non-fiction article about holiday traditions in Australia. A fun Mad Lib activity and a crossword puzzle will help students practice parts of speech, and they will improve their comprehension with text dependent questions. This resource is print and teach - just the easy activity you need during this hectic time of year!

This resource includes two days worth of activities.

For the students:

1. a one-page non-fiction text about holiday traditions in Australia (where it is summer at Christmas time!)

2. a Mad Lib of an Australian Christmas carol

3. the actual lyrics of the carol, "Six White Boomers"

4. Text Dependent Comprehension Questions

5. a Parts of Speech Crossword Puzzle

For the teacher:

1. a two-page lesson plan

2. Links to two videos to bring Australian Christmas traditions to life - the carol "Six White Boomers" and an excerpt from the 2020 "Carols by Candlelight" performance

3. a world map

4. a class brainstorming sheet for parts of speech

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18 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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