This is a compare and contrast activity to use with the book Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco. In the story, Quintin, the custodian is Santa Claus. This worksheet is meant for use after reading the first 26 pages- up to the point where Welcome receives the gold star on Christmas Eve.
The students will compare Quintin to Santa Claus and decide if there is enough evidence to prove that Quintin could be Santa. Welcome Comfort also has a huge likeness to The Polar Express, so that could be touched on as well!
Once the activity is finished and the students have chosen their side- my class held a debate and tried to convince me of their position. Such a fun activity before the holidays!