Christmas literature and literacy
From seasonal poetry and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to pantomime drama techniques and The Twelve Days of Christmas, this collection of literature and literacy-based resources is sure to get your class into the Christmas spirit
A series of lesson plans and activities focussing on Scrooge’s character throughout the novel.
Comprehension and writing tasks including Martha Cratchit’s diary entry, Scrooge’s obituary and a letter from Scrooge’s nephew.
A collection of Christmas- and winter-themed poetry to use during festive literacy sessions.
Introduce your pupils to gothic writing technique and the context of Dickens’ tale with these PowerPoint-based activities.
An abridgement of A Christmas Carol from BBC School Radio – told in nine 15-minute episodes.
Encourage students to look at literary heritage and the key components of poetic form.
Activities to introduce students to Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, looking at aspects of a Victorian Christmas.
This PowerPoint presentation briefly summarises the story and themes of A Christmas Carol.
Explore the beginning of A Christmas Carol and the appearance of Marley’s ghost.
A festive lesson involving creating complex sentences and writing about a favourite Christmas memory.
Lessons and activities on Christmas poetry, focusing on adjectives, alliteration and nouns.
Ideas for cross-curricular activities on How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.
A PowerPoint presentation about the nativity, with activities for different parts of the story.
A illustrated story booklet which prompts children’s written retell of the Christmas story.
Pupils create their own poetry based on the style of A Visit from St. Nicholas.