Kwanzaa Hanukkah and Christmas Vocabulary Activities Middle and High School

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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70 pages
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This packet on the vocabulary of three December holidays (Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas) includes vocabulary and language activities designed for middle school students and struggling high school students. Some activities in this packet works include content-specific vocabulary associated with the three holidays, It addresses the following goals: main idea and supporting details, homonyns, context clues, fullfilling a role in a group discuussion, synonyms, antonyms, sentence construction, comparing and contrasting, using reference materials to determine the meaning and embedded meanings within a sentence. It includes some language arts activities of writing acrostic poems about these holidays. Students familiar with Christmas will enjoy learning about other holidays by comparing and contrasting it with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Here's what you will find in this packet of 70 pages of activities and no-prep worksheets:

  • Match the symbol, introduction to Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas with answer key,
  • 3 photos, one depicting each holiday,
  • Two tiers of reading materials and activities on Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas,
  • Graphic organizers for Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas, with answer key,
  • Compare and Contrast two holidays activity, with and without examples,
  • Compare and Contrast three holidays activity,
  • Venn diagram with and without examples,
  • Tiered winter holiday synonym and antonym sorts, with answer key,
  • Embedded meanings: Christmas, Kwanzaa & Hanukkah vocabulary (3 pages),
  • Acrostic poem activities: Christmas, Kwanzaa & Hanukkah: tiered, 6 pages, with possible answers,
  • Homonym activities with pictures, 2 tiers, 9 pages,
  • Fullfill a role in a group discussion about winter holidays (7 pages)-tiered- includes self-rating.

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70 pages
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Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.
Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).

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