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This week-long, 40 page comprehensive literacy unit will have your students engaged and excited about reading with the use of the book The Night Before Christmas, written by Jan Brett! Included in this pack are background building and vocabulary activities, worksheets, before reading dialogue for an interactive read aloud, during reading questioning for an interactive read aloud, graphic organizers, story elements and sequencing activities, and a Night Before Christmas writing prompt. Here are the skills that will be addressed through various activities.
Day 1: Build Background Knowledge and Vocabulary
Skills: schema, vocabulary, family Christmas traditions
Day 2: Interactive Read Aloud: In November
Skills: questioning, characters, setting, plot, making predictions, compare and contrast, cause and effect, inferring, retelling, making connections
Day 3: Comprehension Check
Skills: story elements matching game and worksheet
Day 4: Sequencing Christmas Ornament Craftivity
Skills: Students will create a Christmas ornament by sequencing The Night Before Christmas
Day 5: December Writing: Write your own story about the night before Christmas