Christmas literacy / reading activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Christmas Literacy Activities

Christmas in the upper elementary classroom often means making Christmas ornaments, watching Polar Express, or throwing a holiday party. However, there are many ways to celebrate Christmas that also allow for student learning. The low prep Christmas activities listed below are great ways to integrate literacy while at the same time celebrating Christmas. 1. Sing Christmas Songs TogetherMany Christmas songs …

Tips and Ideas to help you integrate writing while teaching character traits to your third, fourth, and fifth grade students

No Prep Character Traits Writing Integration

When teaching upper elementary students about character traits, we often focus on the reading aspect – how to identify character traits, how to find evidence from the text, filling out character trait graphic organizers, how to build character trait vocabulary, how characters are described within a text, etc. However, integrating writing into your lessons on character traits can be a …