This is a literature study to accompany the book Horrible Harry and the Holidaze, by Suzy Kline. The unit allows for exploration of the following winter holidays: Three Kings Day, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Korean New Year's and Christmas. Included in the unit is:
-an eleven day teacher's unit plan to follow, with links to internet resources
-a student packet with comprehension questions for each chapter of the book
-a Hanukkah reading comprehension activity and paper outline to make your own dreidels
-a character/setting chart
-ideas for extension activities, including a secret santa white elephant exchange party
I designed this unit as a read aloud for my 2nd grade ESL students. I have been doing it for several years and have used with grades 2-4. Could also be done as an independent reading activity with class activities.