It is the season of giving and gratitude. To thank you for all that you do, the Teachers That Give Blog Link Up has some FREEBIES and giveaways to help get you through the holiday season. I want to share with you some of my favorite ways to use literature this season.
(Be sure to check the links at the bottom of this post to enter to win an Amazon gift card, access any freebies you may have missed, and find links to more FREEBIES and giveaways.)
Teachers That Give Freebie #1 – December A Poem Each Week
With the hustle and bustle of all that happens at this time of year, poetry is an excellent way to fit in important standards and read the entire piece. Read a poem a week with this FREE December A Poem Each Week. Questions and activities cover the poems below. (*Note some of these are Amazon Affiliate Links)
Dust of Snow by Robert Frost
Dragon Smoke by Lillian Moore
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
A Visit From Saint Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
(T’was the Night Before Christmas)
Teachers That Give Freebie #2 – Poetry Close Read for Any Poem
Teachers That Give Freebie #3 – Christmas Tree Puzzle
Use this freebie multiple ways. For younger kids let them learn about shapes and colors. For older learners let them color, assemble and use as a topper for their bulletin board work. The lined pages are great for writing book reviews and summaries of your favorite Christmas Read Alouds.
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Teachers That Give Freebie #4 – Christmas Read Aloud Sample for Polar Express
You know the kids are excited. The season is in the air. Let your lessons feed into the energy with Christmas Read Alouds. These Christmas Read Aloud FREEBIES accompany Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. These are great additions to any Polar Express or Pajama Days you have at school or home.
Get the Christmas Read Aloud FREEBIES
Don’t forget your Christmas Tree and Christmas Read Aloud FREEBIE.
Want more of the Christmas Read Aloud Series? Check out the series below. (Also don’t forget the other freebies and giveaway at the end of this post.)
Christmas Read Aloud Series Bundle (Please note the Polar Express, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, and Olivia Saves Christmas resources are only available in the bundle)
Books are not included. You should be able to find these in your local or school library. However if you want your own copy, click the links below. (Please note these are Amazon Affiliate Links.)
Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Spirit of Christmas by Nancy Tillman
Amazing Peace by Maya Angelou
Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean
A Visit from St. Nicholas (T’was the Night Before Christmas) by Clement C. Moore
Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson
Olivia Saves Christmas by Ian Falconer
Happy Holidays and Happy Teaching