Lesson plans to engage students during the holiday season


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Winter-Themed Book Adaptations

A list of children's books about winter that make for great student-published books and projects.

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The ABC’s of …

Create a class ABC book of your holiday traditions.

Personification Stories

Personification Stories

Personify a holiday object and write it’s story.

Infographics

Infographics

Create an infographic about holiday traditions.

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things

Read Dayle Ann Dodd’s The Shape of Things and create your own holiday-themed version.

Suitcase Stories

Suitcase Stories

Talk to family members and create a story describing an ancestor’s journey to America.

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Writing How To's

Write and share how-to books or videos for your favorite winter vacation activities.

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Plan a Class Party

Put students in charge and ask them to plan and run your class holiday celebration.

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Harmonious Haiku

Expand the definition of kigo (season word) and write holiday-themed haiku.

Now That's a Problem

Now That's a Problem

Make word problems fun by writing your own with a holiday theme.

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