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The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree is a holiday treasure! Ruthie and her family are strong and creative even in the midst of war and a harsh Appalachian winter. Read to discover the love of family and community, and how a simple Christmas tree brings joy and warm memories.
Reading and Comprehension Skills:
1) Visualization: Encourage them to use their five senses to imagine what it would be like in the Appalachian Mountains during winter.
2) Cause and Effect: There are two passages from the text that require students to find the cause and effect relationship.
3) Character Development: Students will find character traits to compare and contrast characters.
4) Text to Self: Students will reflect on the magic of a tradition in the story and relate its effect to a personal tradition.