Christmas Teacher Resources

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Let's Celebrate Christmas

For Teachers K - 1st
A fun holiday lesson, this would be a perfect plan for right before the class holiday party. Begin by brainstorming everything your class already knows about Christmas, then read the book Christmas by David F. Marx. Include all of your...
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: Character Sketches

For Students 6th - 9th
Cover character development and indirect characterization in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck with a graphic organizer. Class members search through the text and fill out a box for each character. The activity provides some notes for...
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Reader's Theater Exercise: The Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Yes, Virginia, there really is a reader's theater script for "The Night Before Christmas." The exercise is a great way to productively channel pre-holiday energy.
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Introduction to Victorian London and A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Immerse your class in Dickens's London and classic story of A Christmas Carol. Here, a SMARTboard presentation and WebQuest build background of the setting for the novel (or the play A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.) Learning about...
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Character Tea Party

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A tea party in Wonderland? An East Egg brunch with Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Nick? Breakfast with Miss Havisham, Lady Macbeth, and Abigail Williams? Or dinner with Andre, Hamlet, and Randle Patrick McMurphy? Class members select a favorite...
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Philanthropy in A Christmas Carol

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore philanthropy in literature. In this cross curriculum literacy and character development lesson plan, students read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and note charitable acts described in the story. Students relate...
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Lesson Plans for "A Christmas Carol"

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Lesson plans for "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens can help students better comprehend this Christmas classic.
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Giving Can Be Fun!

For Teachers K - 2nd
That it is better to give than receive can be a difficult concept for little ones, especially during the Christmas holiday season. A reading of Jan Brett’s, Christmas Trolls, helps children focus their attention away from what they want...
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Character in Place: Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” for the Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do writers use the interaction between elements like characterization and setting to create meaning? Readers of "A Worn Path" create a series of comic book-style graphics of Eudora Welty's short story and reflect on how Welty uses...
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Snowmen at Christmas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students access prior knowledge of the symbols of the Christmas season and record in a graphic organizer.  In this Snowmen at Christmas lesson, students make predictions about the elements of the story. Students post their predictions on...
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Recognizing Positive Character Traits

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Connect character education to this St. Patrick's Day activity! Have each person create a rainbow on a pot of gold with construction paper, and on each color of the rainbow write a positive character trait or something they are proud of....
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A Christmas Carol Chronology

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Which comes first? The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future? What clues can readers use to establish the chronology of A Christmas Carol? The tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley, and Tiny Tim provides the text for an activity that...
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Christmas at Mud Flat Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students learn about the creatures of Stevenson's popular Mud Flat prepare for Christmas. In this early childhood language arts lesson plan, students read interconnected Christmas stories top see how authors use characters as a literary...
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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study and explore the portrayal and development of a major character in a novel from the novel, "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. They identify words and phrases that effectively describe the main character in this novel....
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Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's time to party like it's 1899! Incorporate a research-based celebration of the Victorian Era into your unit on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After learners read the novella or view a production of the play, they craft a...
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The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In every version of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge ends up a better man, but does that mean he shouldn't have to pay for his mistakes? A study guide covering The Trial of Ebeneezer Scrooge puts the classic grumpy character in front of a...
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Christmas at Mud Flat Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Students analyze the characters in the book Christmas at Mud Flat. In this early childhood lesson plan, students analyze characters in the book, then choose which character they personally identify with the most. Students then use...
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Christmas-Tree-Shaped Poem Cards

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create holiday cards with poems in the shape of a Christmas tree. The poems tell how students spread joy this holiday season.
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Character and Choices: Dickens' A Christmas Carol

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read the novel, A Christmas Carol, and analyze the major story elements. They participate in many activities that explore the major theme of the consequences of our choices, and watch the George C. Scott movie version of...
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Little Einsteins -- A Christmas Wish

For Teachers K
Students watch a video of the series "Little Einstiens." After watching the video, they explain the characteristics of each character. They develop music to add to the video and listen to music of Beethoven. They examine a painting by...
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Clothespin Christmas Puppets

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Christmas craft activity, students choose one or more of the 12 colorful Christmas characters to make a clothespin puppet. Directions are on the page.
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Read-Alouds for the Holidays and Winter

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
These five titles will inspire creativity, research, and reflection in your classroom.
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The Giver: Biopoem

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The characters in Lois Lowry's The Giver are rich and complex as they weave their way through the plot. Examine the character traits of one chosen person with a biopoem, which enables learners to follow a poetic format in writing a...
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Christmas Spirit?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils examine how they greet the holiday season and participate in a class discussion to explore the ongoing debate on how best to celebrate the holidays. They read and discuss an article, and write a personal essay.