How Santa Got His Job

How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
How Santa Got His Job
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(6 MB|49 pages)
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How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky is a great story to read aloud near Christmas. This picture book companion is filled with comprehension activities, vocabulary practice, a sequencing activity, two directed drawings, and writing prompts.

How Santa Got His Job Book Summary: Have you ever wondered what Santa did before he was Santa? When Santa was young and needed a job, no one was looking for a man in a red suit to deliver gifts on Christmas. So Santa tried just about everything - from a chimney sweep to a postman to a circus performer. But none of these worked out. It wasn't until he met a group of elves who helped him use all his special talents, that Santa was able to find his dream job.

File Contents:

Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Book Summary

Pg. 3 Comprehension Introduction

Pg. 4-7 Comprehension Question Cards (color,B/W)

Pg. 8-10 Comprehension Questions with Lines for Writing

Pg. 11-13 Comprehension Question Answer Keys

Pg. 14 Santa's Summary (First, Next, Then, Last)

Pg. 15 Reindeer Retell (BME)

Pg. 16 Santa's Summary (SWBST)

Pg. 17-18 Santa's Story Spinner (color, B/W)

Pg. 19 Vocabulary Introduction

Pg. 20-27 Vocabulary Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 28-29 Vocabulary Match-Up and Answer Key

Pg. 30 Santa's Jobs Introduction

Pg. 31-34 Santa's Job Sequence Activity

Pg. 35 Problems on the Job Graphic Organizer

Pg. 36 Drawings & Writing Introduction

Pg. 37 Drawing Santa Claus

Pg. 38 Drawing a Reindeer

Pg. 39-40 Writing Prompt Cards (color, B/W)

Pg. 41-48 Writing Papers

Pg. 49 Credits

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Please Note: the book is not included with this resource.


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