For this holiday season, I’ve been working on two new resources – a set of story studies for seven classic Christmas stories and a free resource with three activity sheets for the winter holidays.
Christmas Story Studies for classic holiday stories includes story questions and two additional activity sheets for each of seven traditional stories.
The story questions are text-dependent and focus on Key Ideas and Details, Using Context Clues, and Making Inferences. The activities include work with story elements including characterization, plot, setting, and theme, as well as vocabulary and figurative language in the stories. The questions and activities were designed specifically for each story. Check out the preview to see the activities for two of the stories.
The seven stories are:
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Gift of the Magi
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
The Christmas Cuckoo
Christmas at Red Butte
Why the Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves
Each of the stories used for this resource appears to be in the public domain, and the full texts of the stories can be found online at various sources that publish public domain literature for free. The versions of the stories used to make these story studies were all found at Project Gutenberg. Copies of the stories are not included in this resource.
These story studies support a number of the Reading: Literature standards, especially those involving using text-based evidence, determining main ideas and details, using context clues, and making inferences.
And now for the FREEBIE!
Winter Holidays Medley is a free resource includes three activity sheets for the season. The activities include short reading passages with comprehension questions, vocabulary practice with suffixes and antonyms, and a few riddles. The content is about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter. Ready to print and use for some quick and fun language arts practice with a holiday theme.
The passages and other activities are samples from several of my winter resources: Winter Holiday Task Cards, Winter Vocabulary Practice, Snowy Days Word Puzzles, and Christmas Riddles PowerPoint. You can see all of them in the Winter section of my store.