Twas the Night Before Christmas Poetry Activities Bundle

Brenda Kovich
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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80 pages
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    Lesson Plans & Additional Poem


    Engage your students with poetry! First, a lively slideshow featuring "Twas the Night Before Christmas" teaches them about structural elements and similes. Then they identify verses, stanzas, rhythm, rhyme, and figurative language in three additional poems.

    What’s included:

    • Lesson plans
    • Slideshow (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
    • Reference guides
    • 4 poems:
      • “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
      • “Jingle Bells”
      • “Up on the House Top”
      • "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"
    • Similes worksheet
    • Analyzing poetry student sheet (can be used with any poem)
    • Answers

    You can now create Easel Activities with the PDF portion of this resource and share them through Google Classroom. They're great for blended or distance learning.

    Open the previews for a better look at each part of the resource.

    Poems are now in the public domain and can be reproduced freely.

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    I’m committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and enhanced on July 1, 2020.

    Total Pages
    80 pages
    Answer Key
    Teaching Duration
    4 days
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
    Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
    Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
    Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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