Have you read the story of "Santa's Underwear"? Well what are you waiting for? I absolutely love this funny story about Santa getting dressed for Christmas Eve when he realized his special Christmas underwear are missing. This story is available free on www.getepic.com If you aren't familiar with Epic, you need to go get your free subscription now! It is free for teachers and filled with thousands of awesome books like this one. The book is also available at Amazon and other retailers or check your local library.
This lesson is about using adjectives to describe Santa's underwear in the beginning of the story and at the end. Included are two worksheets where students will identify and record the adjectives. (There are an additional two worksheets included for non-writers or non-verbal students. Also included are picture cards for non-verbal or non-writers to cut out and glue on the worksheet.) There is also an additional smartboard activity that includes an excerpt from the book where students can come up and circle the adjectives on the Smartboard. Following that page is a replica of the student worksheet so you can write the adjectives on the page and students can follow along. Following the worksheet is a second excerpt from the text. Students can again come up and circle the adjectives on the page. The following page again contains a replica of the student worksheet so you can record the answers for the second text and the students can copy. Additionally, there is a brainstorming page in the Smartboard lesson where you and your student's can brainstorm different adjectives. You can then use these adjectives to have student's design their own Santa's underwear. So much fun!
2 worksheets for describing Santa's underwear (one for the beginning of the story and one for the end)
2 worksheets for describing Santa's underwear for non-writers and non-verbal students (one for the beginning of the story and one for the end)
1 set of picture cards (for non-writer's or non-verbal students to answer questions)
1 worksheet for student's to design their own underwear for Santa and fill in adjectives
1 black and white version of all of the above
teacher answer key (2 pages for worksheets above)
Smartboard lesson that includes 2 excerpts from the text which student's use to complete their worksheets, copies of worksheets above so you can fill in with students, and one brainstorming page.
**Please note you will need Smart Notebook software to open the Smartboard lesson**
I was able to turn the included materials into two days of lessons. The first day we read the story, reviewed what adjectives are and did the first worksheet and pages on the Smartboard. The second day we read the story again, reviewed adjectives from yesterday and completed the second worksheet (it is shorter as it only has 3). We then brainstormed adjectives and then they were able to design their own underwear using the adjectives we brainstormed. Then students filled in what adjectives they used on the worksheet.
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