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Informational Text: Reading & Writing for Winter Holidays

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This Informational Text Activity supports reading comprehension, thinking, and writing. Any opportunity to hide the learning behind a bit of fun is a good thing, so this is one of my favorite holiday units to do with my students!

This unit can be used online as an interactive opportunity; it is like a typical webquest, but instead of the links taking students out to the internet, the links take students to safe text contained right here within the unit.

If students do not have access to digital devices, you can print out the questions and text for them to use. Finally, it can be done as a whole group or small group activity by projecting it on to an interactive whiteboard.

I hope you will enjoy this opportunity to celebrate the Winter holidays with your students. So, here’s to Happy Kids, Happy Teaching, and Happy Holidays!

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What is included in this packet?

  • Cover page
  • K~W~F~L Chart
  • Student directions
  • Active links: Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas
  • Four constructed response questions for
      • Kwanzaa
      • Hanukkah
      • Christmas
  • Word Wall - vocabulary terms
  • Essay: three prompts
  • Decorative writing paper for each of the three holidays
  • Student Self-Check Accountability chart
  • Article for Hanukkah
  • Article for Kwanzaa
  • Article for Christmas
  • Credit page
  • Terms of Use

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21 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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