Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Informational Texts for Christmas

Informational Texts Teaching Resources

 for Christmas

     One thing for sure, during those two weeks before Christmas break, keeping wound-up students engaged in learning without a good plan is about as easy as keeping a submarine with screen doors afloat.  Santa understands!


   How about a collection of excellent, kid-oriented, ready-to-use Informational Texts lessons—all of them CCSS aligned—two of them FREE and the rest from $1 to $3.50?

It’s already December 10th, but not too late to grab a few more holiday life boats! 

This is my holiday gift to you!  The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with 12 CCSS aligned questions and a teacher’s page of ideas and resources for additional activities.  This link takes you to my website (Taking Grades) and the Free Stuff department where you can download more than 25 free items without having to register or mess with the shopping cart.  Help yourself!

Informational Texts:  A Christmas Duo  Grades 6-8    $3.50

This is also my product.  You can find it in my TpT Store or on my website.  Poinsettias and mistletoe are the topics of the two informational texts.  Each article is accompanied by 15 CCSS aligned questions.  Full answer keys included.

Informational Texts for Christmas (Short Passages about Christmas symbols)  Grades 2-4  $3.00

From Trina R. Dralus’ TpT Store, this product features five different short passages about the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, the candy cane, the Christmas Elf, and the Christmas stocking.  The author focuses on two CCSS skills in each text. A bargain at $3.

In her winter-themed Informational Text product, TpT Seller Terry Abromitis  features

Chanukah, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting, and the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Five Common Core skills are addressed in the accompanying questions. Great topics for students who love in-depth study.

Text Features Holiday Match  2-4th Grades  $2.75

Michelle Harper, TpT Seller from Tennessee, has come up with a clever and fun activity to help students learn the features of informational texts (captions, illustrations, diagrams, etc.) and their definitions.   I think 5th and 6th graders would have a great time with this activity as well as the little guys!

Christmas Informational Web 2-4th Grades  $1.00

The Loopy Looper, a teacher from Ohio, is offering this unique activity for a mere dollar!  Students get a graphic organizer filled with information about Christmas.  Their task is to convert the facts into an Informational Text about Christmas.  Great idea!!  

From TpT top seller Rachel Lynette, this set of 20 task cards with informational paragraphs challenges students to summarize the information in just 12 words or less.

You gotta’ have this one!

Have a long, restful, fun-filled holiday break!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for including me in your list!
    Terry from Terry's Teaching Tidbits