Kindergarten Christmas ELA Activities



This Kindergarten Christmas ELA Activities pack is filled with ELA activities for kindergartners. There are Christmas 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. 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: 3 partner acitivites and 1 whole group activity
  • RL.K.1- Ask and Answer Questions
  • RL.K.7- Illustrations
  • RL.K.3- Events
  • RL.K.4- Unknown Words
Reading Informational: 2 whole group and 2 partner activities
  • RI.K.2- Main Topic
  • RI.K.4- Unknown Words
  • RI.K.1- Ask and Answer Questions
  • RI.K.5- Parts of a Book
Writing: 2 independent activities, 1 partner activity, and 1 prompt
  • W.K.2- Informative Practice
  • W.K.2- Informative Writing
  • W.K.3- Narrative Practice
  • W.K.5&6- Editing and Publishing
Speaking & Listening: 1 small group and 2 partner activities
  • SL.K.1- Collaborative Conversations
  • SL.K.4- Describing with Details
  • SL.K.6- Expressing Thoughts and Feelings
Language & RF: 2 independent activities and 2 partner activities
  • L.K.1.c- Plural Nouns
  • L.K.1.e- Prepositions
  • RF.K.2.d- CVC Words
  • L.K.1.b- Nouns and Verbs
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!
  • These activities were created to be used alongside the ELA curriculum! If you’re interested in checking that curriculum out, click here!
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Standards covered in this particular unit:
RL.K.1- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.K.7- With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
RL.K.3- With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
RL.K.4- Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
RI.K.2- With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
RI.K.4- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
RI.K.1- With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RI.K.5- Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
W.K.2- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
W.K.3- Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
W.K.5- With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
SL.K.1- Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
SL.K.4- Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
SL.K.6- Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. L.K.1.c- Form regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/ (e.g., dog, dogs; wish, wishes).
L.K.1.e- Use the most frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., to, from, in, out, on, off, for, of, by, with).
RF.K.2.d- Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
L.K.1.b- Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.


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