Since my Christmas plans are at a stand-still at home, I've been anxious to get started somewhere, so why not school?!? I've started getting my Holidays Around the World Close Reading pack ready, because I am definitely going to use the passages again this year! This tied in perfectly with our reading instruction, and my students loved it.
While I love these passages and questions, I still wanted to find a way to increase my students' engagement during this crazy time of year, which has lead to the creation of one of my new favorite products!
I included a color version and a black and white version of each activity.
France also comes with two options. In the first version, students use an interactive notebook template to summarize their close reading passage (or any text with information about Christmas in France). The second version has students use the template to write new things they learned about Christmas in France.