December Holidays Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities

December Holidays Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities




December Holidays Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities

⭐️ Perfect for teaching about different cultures and how different holidays are celebrated, this resource includes differentiated passages and associated activities that focus on the history and traditions of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. The bundle includes a Boxing Day BONUS FILE.


⭐️ These texts are differentiated and can be used for students from the 1st grade to the 5th grade. This resource also includes a prereading activity, comprehension questions, and Hanukkah themed children’s writing craftivities that will look adorable on your bulletin board.


⭐️ This is perfect for guided reading, independent work, or homework.


⭐️ A great way to integrate reading, writing, and social studies.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 1st through 5th grade Common Core Text Complexity Band.


✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality photographs designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers Just ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Ms. Martinez said, “Perfect for what I needed! Love the differentiation so all students are reading about the same thing but at a level that is a good fit for them. 🙂


★ Caroline D. said, “I am so excited to use this for holidays around the world!


What’s Inside?

1. Prereading Photo Prompt

2. Differentiated Passages – The Festival of Lights – (510L), (690L), (890L)

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

3.Differentiated Passages – Asher’s Dreidel (380L), (580L), (840L)

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

4. Differentiated Passages – The 7 Days of Kwanzaa – (420L), (680L), (860L)

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

5. Differentiated Passages – The Meaning of Christmas – (540L), (740L), (950L)

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

6. BUNDLE BONUS: Differentiated Passages – Boxing Day – (510L), (740L), (820L)

  • Reading Comprehension Questions

7. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & Christmas Symbols Foldables

8. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & Christmas Writing Prompts

9. Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, & Christmas Writing Prompt Toppers

10. BUNDLE BONUS: Boxing Day Writing Prompt & Activity


*This product contains four guided reading passages, each differentiated across three Lexile® certified reading levels. The passages fall across the 1st – 5th Grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for 1st – 5th grade is 190L – 1010L).


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Resources Included with December Holidays Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities

Kwanzaa Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities

Christmas Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities

Hanukkah Differentiated Reading and Writing Activities


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