This is the perfect Holiday Author Study. Included in this unit is a reproducible booklet for students to use as you read through the different picture books: An Orange for Frankie, Uncle Vova's Tree, Welcome Comfort, Christmas Tapestry, and the Trees of the Dancing Goats. Reading strategies and writing prompts are built into the booklet, as well as real-world connections and background knowledge for her stories.
After finishing the books, use the extension activities for hands-on connections to the stories, math problem involving characters and numbers from one of the books, vocabulary cards, and the vocabulary quiz to assess student's understanding of the key vocabulary from the 5 books.
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