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.
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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