Enjoy these winter holiday (Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas) vocabulary activities designed for middle school students and struggling high school students. These common core-aligned packet works combines vocabulary of emotions and holiday vocabulary and addresses the following goals: word choice, synonyms, antonyms, shades of meaning, sentence construction, using reference materials to determine meaning and embedded meanings within a sentence. Here's what you will find in this packet of 28 pages of activities and no-prep worksheets:
1. Winter Holiday (Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah) Greeting Card Activity: Review greeting cards and determine commonly-used and over-used words. 4 pages.
2. Design your own greeting card for Kwanzaa, Christmas and/or Hanukkah. Write new text and use determine best vocabulary choices. 5 pages.
3. Synonym Word Choice: Review synonyms for common greeting card words and determine if one of the synonyms would fit the greeting better. 1 page worksheet, black and white.
4. Emotion words Antonym Sort: Christmas themed. 1 page, black and white.
5. Emotion words Antonym Sort: Kwaanza or Hanukkah themed. 2 pages black and white.
6. Shades of meaning: emotion words, 3 pages, black and white,
7. Make a holiday sentence using an emotion word ("my grandfather said, "happy Hannukah")
8. Emotion and holiday words worksheet: synonyms, 2 pages, black and white.
9. Emotion and holiday words worksheet: antonyms, 2 pages, black and white.
10. Embedded Meanings worksheet: Hannukah vocabulary, 1 page, black and white.
11. Embedded Meanings worksheet: Kwanzaa vocabulary, 1 page, black and white.
12. Embedded Meanings worksheet: Christmas vocabulary, 1 page, black and white.
13: 2 pages of Common Core Standards addressed in this packet, (post so colleagues and adminstrators see what you are working on in class).
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2. Let's talk about emotions: middle and high school
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