The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is one of my favorite Christmas novels. This unit was created to be completed by students as they read the novel. With 3rd graders, I usually do this novel as a read aloud, but it could be completed independently as well!
This unit includes before, during, and after reading activities.
Before reading activities include sheets for dictionary and vocabulary skills. Students will look up words from the story in their dictionary. They will record their definition, as well as finding the guide words on the page and showing where the syllables are in the word.
During reading, students will complete a chapter summary sheet for each of the seven chapters. Each chapter sheet has multiple choice questions in which students must reference the text to find the answers. A written comprehension question for each chapter is included as well. A Herdman family tree sheet is included to help students keep the characters straight.
After reading, there are three activities for students to complete: a cause and effect chart, a cut and paste activity sequence activity, and a quiz with multiple choice, short answer, and a venn diagram to compare the characters.