Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! is a cute holiday story to share with your class, whether you read it to them or they read it themselves. It is about a Mouse who has a hard time sharing his Christmas presents with Bear. I used this in a small reading instruction group and as a read aloud. The level of your students will determine how you should use this story. The illustrations are wonderful and offer a lot of picture clues. The story in part is told through the pictures.
This unit has worksheets that include comprehension, language arts, and math skills on various levels. One of the language arts skills is alphabetical order to the first letter. Please check out the Contents thumbnail and the preview download to see all of the skills included in this unit and their levels.
If you would like additional activities to reinforce this skill I have in my TPT store several "games" or manipulatives that can be used as center work.