Christmas Compare and Contrast
Lesson 5 of 9
Objective: SWABT: choose a country to compare and contrast American Christmas with. Note: if you have students who don't celebrate Christmas, there are passages included.
It is almost winter break and it is nearly impossible to keep my students focused on reading. So I created this lesson...
For students who have a really tough time with comprehension, I have them choose one of the articles and we read it as a small group. As I'm reading, I'm also thinking aloud about how what we know about Christmas and its traditions are alike or different than the text we are reading:
When we are finished, we fill out the Compare and Contrast Chart, or I may have the students do a simple Venn Diagram. Regardless of the format, it's important that students realize that we have some of the same traditions, yet we have different traditions--sometimes out of necessity.