Are you looking for a no prep way to help your students learn about holidays around the world? “Research and Write: Holidays Around the World” is a research and writing project focused on holiday traditions. It is perfect for some researching, reading, and writing during the holiday season! It was designed with third grade students in mind, but could be used or adapted for other grades, too. Teachers have been successful using this product with 2nd - 8th graders.
Students will research the holiday traditions of a country of their choice from around the world, then compare and contrast those traditions with their own. This product includes a note taking guide, as well as an organizer to assist in the development of a 5 paragraph essay.
This project can be connected to the following CCSS:
RI.3.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RI.3.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
RI.3.7- Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
W.3.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.4- With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
W.3.7- Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic
W.3.10- Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline specific tasks, purposes and audiences.
The resource includes a student direction sheet, research note taking guide, student reflection note taking guide, and a graphic organizer for students to plan their writing.
I hope your students enjoy learning about holidays around the world through this project!