Informational Text: Joy to the World contains 6 Common Core focused informational learning activities on the Christmas traditions of a variety of countries from around the world. Each 2 page informational text requires students to read and answer questions focused on key details. Each informational text has two question pages: one specific to the reading and one more open ended including a text-to-self connection. Use one or both to respond to each Common Core focused informational text! The informational text in this packet can be used and printed individually or they can be printed and bound together to create a book. There are colored and black and white versions of the book cover should you wish to bind the informational text together to create a book. Also included in this packet is a world map to be used along with the informational text to help the students better understand where the country is that they are reading about.
The countries included are:
Versatile use: use as a mini reading lesson focused on key details or text elements, to increase reading of informational text, as center work, early finishers, homework and as assessments.