Looking for some Christmas Around the World Reading Passages? You’ve come to the right place! This page will include download printables to levelled passages you can use during November and December!
Are you a fan of Christmas festivities? I am! My friends and family actually refer to me as “Santa” sometimes. Ha. I do feel like kids can become restless at this time of year though, especially in classrooms. My batteries (as a teacher) in December are that of a dog on a hot summer’s day – really low! This is why I keep and store all the activities I find that can keep my kids busy during this time of year. I also homeschool which means my home life is now a classroom – which is why it is even more important to have stored plans and ideas for busy times like the holidays.
You guys, this is practically me during July – January. YES! January. 😉
This post will outline some fun and festive books you can use with your students around this time of year, I also wrote differentiated Christmas reading passages to suit kids between the ages of 4-7. You and your students will LOVE these passages.
Christmas Around the World Reading Passages
This page will include current and future links to all Christmas Reading Passages found at the Sea of Knowledge. Be sure to bookmark this link and come back to it year on year. I will also link up Christmas books each year that will make for a great addition to your library. I always look for books to suit preschool – kindergarten students as well as my ELL / ESL kids.
Do you find it hard to choose books for your ESL kids? I do! But I’ve found that titles with minimal writing and lots of graphics can really help. I will link up a few below so you can see.
Why is it important to teach reading?
Reading is so important because it helps develop young minds. The mind is a muscle, it needs exercise. There is evidence that kids who get accustomed to reading begin to develop language skills early in life and excel in adulthood.
For children, reading also helps them listen. Everyone wants to talk but a few can really listen. Lack of listening skills can result in major misunderstandings which can lead to any different forms of disasters as an adult like job loss, breakups and more! Reading and learning the discipline to read actually helps children (and adults) focus on what someone else is communicating.
Christmas Reading Books for Kindergarten
Here are some great Christmas reading activities suitable for kindergarten kids. Most of these books can be differentiated with your kids too.
This is the cutest little book for kids, it also has an important message for kids to learn. The Littlest Reindeer. From the Author: “Dot may be the littlest reindeer in the North Pole, but she has a big desire to help Santa pull his sleigh! But Dot just can’t seem to fly the right way, no matter how hard she runs, leaps, and kicks. Will Dot learn to fly, or is the littlest reindeer just too little?”
How can we have a book roundup without including Dr Seuss? This one’s a no brainer. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Perfect for kids.
I will be back to link up some more as I find great titles through the year, but these two are real favourites. Which ones do you like? Let me know in the comments!
I’ve created a HUGE bundle of these in my store, you can practically get all 24 Christmas levelled task cards + the NEW one being released in November 2019 all for $10.70 PLUS a bonus – instead of paying $18. This is only exclusive to teachers who have read this post! And the post will go up once I add the NEW pack. You will get all of these for FREE!
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Have you seen the Christmas Around the World Reading Passages for Hawaii? These are available for free on my blog right here –> Hawaii Levelled Reading Comprehension Task Cards.
Christmas Reading Passages – Differentiated Tasks all about Norway!
Download your free file below. Fill in your details and you’ll receive this FREE printable via e-mail! These passages are so much fun for kids because it’s not just reading – there are a number of tasks on each card too. I get my students to respond to these in their workbooks and then we will discuss the responses in class.
You can also use them with your kindergarten kids – they might find it difficult to respond to the questions but you can definitely do real-alouds with them. They will love it!