Take your class on a holiday journey around the world, all while focusing on reading comprehension and opinion writing skills for Common Core. You can even use this for distance learning if needed since a digital Google Slides version is included. Students get their own suitcase, passport, map, and travel guide book as they “travel” to learn about how holidays are celebrated around the world. They do Close Readings of up to 10 different countries/continents, and then complete an opinion writing assignment to this prompt:
“In your opinion, in which part of the world would you most like to visit to celebrate the holidays?”
This resource includes:
-A Holidays Around the World suitcase to keep all of their work in
-A Passport with a cover, personal info, photo I.D. page, and pages for stamps
-Passport stamps to be earned for each place they visit
-A Travel Map for students to create a key to the places they visit
-A “Travel Guide Book” with Close Reading passages on how 10 different countries/continents celebrate the holidays (single spaced to save paper, or double spaced to leave room for annotating)
-Pre-writing tools for brainstorming, outlining, rough drafts, and editing/revising
-Final Draft writing stationery for each country/continent (students use the writing paper for the place they choose as their favorite). Paper comes with primary dotted lines or regular lines.
-A digital Google Slides version for distance learning
Hope your students enjoy this educational trip around the world!
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