Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two of My Favorite Christmas Books -- Freebie

These two books are just too good not to share again. 

How Santa Got His Job and How Santa Lost His Job are two of my favorite Christmas books. I'm sharing the freebies I posted last year with you again in case you missed them the first time around or just need to be reminded about these two fun, fun, fun books.
I always start by using the covers of the book as a writing prompt. Ask your kiddos how they think Santa got his job and have them write a short story with all the story elements.
Once you read the story, they can compare and contrast their version with the original. Do the same activity for their predictions on how Santa lost his job.

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  1. I love your activity. Thank you. I can't wait to do this with my second graders
    Grassfield Elementary School
    Chesapeake, VA Robin Moore metsfan722@gmail.com

  2. I love reading How Santa Got His Job each year to my students. The cause and effect activity will be a great way to practice this skill with them in a fun way. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I downloaded both of these last year and have them set to use next week. I love both the stories! ~ Lisa