We are all familiar with this famous holiday poem and now here is a way to use it to address language targets (including grammar, categorization, direction following/sequencing, tier-2 vocabulary development and sentence building) with your older students!
You will need a copy of the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore for this activity (not included).
This activity includes:
•One grammar review sheet with definitions/examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.
•12 categorization cards for brainstorming lists of nouns, verbs, adjectives and other categories. Help your students create a list of words for each category. Write answers in the spaces provided.
•2-page fill-in the blank ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas worksheets. Insert words into the blanks from your categorization cards. Then, read the silly version of the famous poem aloud .
•Vocabulary building worksheets for 14 tier-2 words taken from the poem. Each word exercise contains the definition, multiple choice questions, and WH questions for applying knowledge of newly learned words.
•Sentence building worksheets that include context clues to help develop sentences.
•One full-color step-by-step photo page of Chocolate Covered Mice food-tivity . Blank boxes are provided to fill in the steps in the sequence. As an option, photo boxes can be cut apart and then reassembled together in the correct sequence.
•One written recipe page
•One comprehension page for recalling the recipe and answering other questions related to the food-tivity
•Answer key for multiple choice questions provided