This 1st and 2nd Grade Christmas ELA Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for 1st and 2nd graders. There are themed activities for each of the six Common Core Standards domains (RL, RI, L, SL, RF, and W). Your students will practice their ELA standards while incorporating the Christmas theme as well. This will take some of the stress off of your plate by providing you with standards-based and Common Core-aligned seasonal activities!
Each domain will have 3-4 activities or passages. The domains are Reading Literature, Reading Informational, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, and Foundational Skills. There will be a mix of hands-on partner, whole group, and independent activities.
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Christmas Activities Included:
Reading Literature: 4 passages
RL.1.6/RL.2.6- Point of View
RL.1.3/RL.2.3- Story Elements
RL.1.4/RL.2.4- Sensory Words
Reading Informational: 4 passages
RI.1.1/RI.2.1- Ask and Answer Questions
RI.1.5/Rl.2.5- Text Features
RI.1.8/Rl.2.8- Author’s Purpose
Writing: 3 partner activities and 1 prompt
W.1.5&6/W.2.5&6- Editing Practice
W.1.1/W.2.1- Opinion vs. Fact Practice
W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Sequencing
W.1.3/W.2.3- Narrative Writing
Speaking & Listening: 2 partner activities and 1 small group activity
SL.1.1/SL.2.1- Collaborative Conversations
SL.1.4/SL.2.4- Expressing Feelings Clearly
SL.1.5/SL.2.5- Visual Displays
Language & RF: 4 partner activities
L.1.1.h/Review in 2nd- Determiners
RF.1.3.c/RF.2.3.b- Vowel Teams
This Christmas set is part of a growing bundle. Want all future themes?
This resource is an add-on to the ELA units I have created for Common Core. All of these activities are standards-based activities. What makes these unique is that they are themed to a holiday or a season!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.1.6- Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
RL.1.4- Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
RL.1.3- Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.2.6- Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
RL.2.4- Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
RL.2.3- Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RI.1.3- Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
RL.1.1- Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.1.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
RL.1.8- Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
RI.2.3- Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
RI.2.1- Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.5- Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
RI.2.8- Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
W.1.5- With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
W.1.6- With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
W.1.1- Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
W.1.3- Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
W.2.5- With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
W.2.6- With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
W.2.1- Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
W.2.3- Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
SL.1.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.1.4- Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
SL.1.5- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
SL.2.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.2.4- Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
SL.2.5- Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
L.1.1.e- Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
L.1.4.b- Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
L.1.1.h- Use determiners (e.g., articles, demonstratives).
RF.1.3.c- Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
L.2.1.d- Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs (e.g., sat, hid, told).
RF.2.3.d- Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
RF.2.3.b- Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
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