With Christmas right around the corner, students are getting excited. I have found the best way to keep students under control at this time of year is to keep them busy with fun, educational activities.
Here are two free Christmas resources you may wish to give a try this holiday season.
This product is a combination of several activities centered around comparing and contrasting the stories behind the songs “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty, the Snowman.”
The first activity includes a couple of pages for an interactive notebook. The first graphic organizer contains key words for finding and/or writing compare and contrast statements. The second organizer includes three methods for setting up compare and contrast essays.
After going over key words and how to outline a compare and contrast essay, it is time to practice. My students had a great time comparing the stories behind “Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty, the Snowman.”
Finally a Venn Diagram foldable graphic organizer is included for student record their findings. This is a great way for students to organize their notes before writing an essay.
This packet includes two sets of cards: one with words containing prefixes and one set with words containing suffixes. You may use these as two separate activities or string them together for one long game of I Have, Who Has.
I hope this time with your students is super fun!! I also hope you have a wonderful holiday season!