This unit is made to accompany the novel The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. It includes chapter questions (both text-based and critical thinking/inference), writing activities, vocabulary activities, a close read, focus on allusions, and a theme essay prompt and planning sheet. It is designed to compliment common core standards for ELA. The theme assignment sheet is written in the style of the SBAC in order to help students prepare for the types of prompts they will see on state testing.
I am using this with my 7th grade intervention students, however it is appropriate for students in a range of grade levels.