Focus on the spirit of the season with 6 engaging activities and everything else needed to teach non-fiction texts based on The New York Sun's 1897 editorial "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus."
This lesson includes thoughtful and meaningful activities that can be integrated in December even with students who do not celebrate Christmas!
This 22-page product contains:
-Full text of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” in easy-to-read font
-6 Activities including pre-reading and numerous post-reading activities
-A study of "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" as rhetoric, with a persuasive writing activity
-A study of "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" as a cultural icon, with analysis activities
-Links to additional free resources, including a radio interview with Virginia O'Hanlon, links to photos and documents, and a short animated film version of the story
-An 8-foldable book with critical thinking questions
-Unique writing prompts for “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus” with 3 rubrics
-Directions for assembling foldable books
-Learning Objectives and Common Core State Standards
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