How Santa Got & Lost His Job Mentor Texts Unit

ideas by jivey
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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Use this engaging unit with Stephen Krensky's books, How Santa Got His Job and How Santa Lost His Job.

Activities in this unit:

*refer to details in How Santa Got His Job to list skills Santa needed for his jobs, as well as the things he did that made him lose his jobs

*make a list of skills an elf needs to do his job

*identify cause and effect in BOTH stories

*identify compound subjects, predicates, and sentences

*recount stories on a story map

*compare and contrast Santa to the Deliverator in How Santa Lost His Job

*write about what skills a substitute Santa would need

*add quotation marks to dialogue and recognize synonyms for "said"


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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
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