MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS activities and lesson plan ideas
This MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.
Following an interactive read aloud of the picture book, MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS by Ludwig Bemelmans, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!
THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
☐ MAKING PREDICTIONS
☐ SUMMARIZE / RETELL
☐ ANALYZING CHARACTER
☐ ANALYZING SETTING
☐ RHYME | RHYTHM | REPETITION
◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
Ludwig Bemelmans book, Madeline’s Christmas, brings us a holiday story featuring our favorite characters from the Madeline books.
It is Christmas Eve and everyone in the house is sick, except for Madeline. While everyone is in bed, she is up at night taking care of the chores. She cooked the girls and Miss Clavel a healthy dinner, cleaned the house, and gave people their medicine.
Suddenly, Madeline heard a knock on the door. While she thought it might be Santa, it turned out to be a rug merchant that had exactly 12 rugs for sale. Madeline bought the rugs thinking they would be perfect for the girls’ cold feet in the morning. Without the rugs, the merchant realized he was too cold outside. Madeline welcomed him into the house and warmed him up.
To her surprise, the merchant was also a magician. She asked him to help clean up from dinner and with a spell, everything was cleaned and put away. He even used his magic to make the carpets fly and brought all the girls home to celebrate Christmas with their families.
When Miss Clavel rang her bell though, the spell was broken. The girls were back home together and ready to celebrate the new year.
THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:
➜ Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
➜ Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
➜ Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
➜ Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
➜ Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
➜ Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space
➜ Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution
➜ Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book
➜ Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)
➜ Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration
➜ Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
➜ Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally
➜ Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram
➜ Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another
➜ Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence
➜ Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
➜ Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board
➜ 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End
➜ 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping
➜ 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
➜ 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:
- persuasive / opinion
- expository / informative
- creative / story writing
- procedure / how-to
- list making
- letter / postcard writing
- book reviews
INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:
➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)
➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables