Combine Christmas and book studies through exploring the Australian Christmas book, Santa, I Can Explain by Heath McKenzie. Students can complete comprehension and reader response activities, look at conjunctions, mood and cause and effect and complete creative and persuasive activities.
You can also find this resource as part of the Year 3, 4, 5 Australian Christmas Book Study Bundle
To use this resource you will need:
At least one copy of Santa, I Can Explain by Heath McKenzie (first published 2017)
These activities are designed for Year 3, 4 and 5 students. If you are teaching students in another year level, please check the previews to determine if it is suitable for your classroom.
This resource includes
✫ Teaching Notes
✫ Cover Page for Work Booklets or Book Title Page
✫ Comprehension and Reader Response Worksheets and Task Cards
✫ Reader Response Mini Book
✫ Review Activity (with Task Cards)
✫ Reverse Retell (Diagram Sheet, Writing Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Cause and Effect - What Happened and What If Activities
✫ What Is The Mood (Worksheet, Interactive Notebook Activity and Task Cards)
✫ Conjunctions (Task Sheet, Task Cards, Cut Out Words and Sentences)
✫ Why Is He Explaining to Santa? (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Santa Should Bring Dad a New Car (Persuasive Writing Task, Interactive Notebook Activity and Task Cards)
✫ How Else Could You Explain? (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Your Own Explaining Story (Task Sheet and Task Cards)
✫ Creating Detailed Event Pictures (Task Sheet, Display Sheet and Task Cards)
This resource is written in Australian English and available as a PDF file in A4 format, 48 pages long. It may work for classrooms in other parts of the world, but please check the preview first to see if it is suitable
There's more fabulous Galarious Goods resources available including:
⭐ An Aussie Night Before Christmas Book Study
⭐ Little Dog and the Christmas Wish - Book Study
⭐ Babymouse for President Government Book Study
⭐ Australian Christmas Creative Writing
⭐ Australian Christmas Persuasive Argument Writing
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