This charming story about a young boy who learns something important (how to read) from his adventure with Santa on Christmas Eve delightful students of all ages, and includes all of the amazing language and description typical of David McPhail. You can use this story to reinforce a multitude of reading/writing strategies including letter writing, cause and effect, inferences and more! This 40 page journal also includes comprehension questions, story elements, and graphic organizers. Included are:
What do you know about…
Questions while you read
13 Comprehension questions
Think About It -writing prompt
Write About it-writing prompt
Illustrate 4 Important Events
Vocabulary – 4 pages
Book Rating/Favorite part
Friendly letter writing-letter to the author
Experience Journal-students retell the story in a diary form (first person writing)
This can be used as individual pages or as a complete journal.
Great to use as guided reading groups, or for individual study.