Holidays Around the World Passport Differentiated Reading Christmas Passages

Holidays Around the World Passport Differentiated Reading Christmas Passages



Holidays Around the World Passport Differentiated Reading Christmas Passages

⭐️ 30 differentiated Lexile leveled reading comprehension passages to learn about Christmas and holidays around the world. Grab your suitcase and passport and let’s travel the world to learn how winter holidays are celebrated around the world. Students read nonfiction passages, answer comprehension questions, and complete graphic organizers and critical thinking responses to earn stamps for their passport. Students will be amazed by interesting holiday traditions including:

  • Saint Lucia Day in Sweden
  • Kwanzaa in America
  • Las Posadas in Mexico
  • Hanukkah in Australia
  • Diwali in India
  • Lunar New Year in China
  • Omisoka in Japan
  • The Epiphany and Old Befana in Italy
  • Boxing Day in England
  • The Yule Lads in Iceland


As students read and complete comprehension activities, they collect stamps from each country in their passports. Also includes a suitcase craft to store student work and an extension activity and rubric for students to research a holiday in a country of their choice.


⭐️ 10 differentiated, Lexile leveled reading passages on three levels (30 total passages) to ensure all of your students can participate at their level, while also meeting text complexity expectations. Questions, graphic organizers, and written responses are all standards-based.


⭐️ This activity is great for independent work or group work. Ensure your students are engaged in meaningful learning up to the holidays! It’s the perfect way to practice reading skills while enjoying the holidays in an inclusive and meaningful way.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. The passages vary across the 2nd & 3rd and 4th & 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Bands.


✏️Differentiation Each text is differentiated at three levels (low, middle, high) to give teachers from 2nd to 5th grade the tools they need to reach their entire classroom.


✏️Inclusive – Includes a wide range of cultures and places to open students’ eyes to diversity around the world, while also having holiday fun.


✏️Highly EngagingContains original passages with high-quality photographs and custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

*This product includes 10 differentiated leveled passages in the 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th Grade Text Complexity Bands (the range for 2nd-3rd is 420-820 and

4th-5th grade is 740-1010). Each passage is available on three levels.

Part 1: Suitcase and Passport Activity

Part 2: Passages

  1. Saint Lucia Day in Sweden (1000L, 810L, 420L)
  2. Kwanzaa in America (1010L, 700L, 430L)
  3. Las Posadas in Mexico (930L, 650L, 490L)
  4. Hanukkah in Australia (930L, 690L, 450L)
  5. Diwali in India (1000L, 740L, 480L)
  6. Lunar New Year in China (950L, 730L, 520L)
  7. Omisoka in Japan (1010L, 750L, 450L)
  8. The Epiphany in Italy (970L, 760L, 500L)
  9. Boxing Day in England (930L, 710L, 470L)
  10. The Yule Lads in Iceland (930L, 670L, 470L)

Part 3: Holidays Around the World Extension Activity- Research your own country!

*Answer Key Included


MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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