Christmas literature and literacy

From seasonal poetry and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to pantomime drama techniques and The Twelve Days of Christmas, we have a lovely collection of Literature and Literacy-based resources to get your class into the Christmas spirit.

A Carol by Charles Dickens

  • A lovely set of comprehension and writing tasks including Martha Cratchit’s diary entry, Scrooge’s obituary and a letter from Scrooge’s nephew.

Christmas poetry

  • A PowerPoint with different forms of poetry all related to Christmas or winter.

A Christmas Carol context and gothic writing techniques

  • Introduce your pupils to gothic writing technique and the context of Dickens’ tale with these PowerPoint activities.

Charles Dickens

  • TeachersTV: For a quick burst of the festive spirit, take a look at Michael Rosen’s visit to Charles Dickens’ house and find out more about his Christmas legacy.

A Christmas Carol

  • A wonderful abridgement of ‘A Christmas Carol’ from BBC School Radio - told in nine 15-minute episodes and perfect for inspiring your pupils.

The twelve days of Christmas

  • A great resource to encourage children to look at literary heritage and at the key components of poetic form.

Simple nativity story

  • A complete script, suitable for all ages, that uses rhyming couplets to tell the nativity tale.

Pantomime drama resources

  • A lovely drama scheme of work for covering pantomimes.

The Christmas story

  • A simple PowerPoint which tells the Christmas story with animations and sound.

Dear Santa letter / Cher Pere Noel

  • A lovely activity sheet for pupils to write up letters to Santa in French.

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