Are you looking for a Christmas story that will teach REAL LIFE SKILLS? This CLOSE READ will teach problems and solutions, friendships, and promote discussions in your guided reading groups. If you read THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER, this is a MUST have set. Even if you did not, this CLOSE READ is a perfect addition to your Christmas units. This is a week long study that focuses on the following skills: SEQUENCING, MAKING PREDICTIONS, VOCABULARY, SEQUENCING, WRITING, COMPREHENSION, and COMPARING and CONTRASTING. Students will compare Steven Kroll's The Biggest Pumpkin Ever and The Biggest Christmas Tree Ever. This set comes with a 5 Day Lesson Plan, 4 MAIN FOCUS QUESTIONS, EASY PREP PAGES for ELA JOURNALS or notebook paper, 8 HIGHER LEVEL THINKING QUESTIONS, 7 ILLUSTRATED VOCABULARY CARDS, One Flip Book to COMPARE and CONTRAST, and 1 WHOLE GROUP COMPARE and CONTRAST WORKSHEET, VOCABULARY ELA JOURNALS CARDS, 5 ILLUSTRATED MAIN EVENTS SEQUENCE CARDS for ELA JOURNALS, a 5 question YES or NO TEST, and a simple and inexpensive CRAFT PROJECT IDEA for you. This craft makes a GREAT GIFT for their parents for Christmas. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do
This CLOSE READ is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade and gives directions on how to adjust the lessons based on grades and ability levels. This can even be used for ELL and STRUGGLING LEARNERS in upper grades.
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