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 lovely set of comprehension and writing tasks including Martha Cratchit’s diary entry, Scrooge’s obituary and a letter from Scrooge’s nephew.
A PowerPoint presentation with different forms of poetry all related to Christmas or winter.
Introduce your pupils to gothic writing technique and the context of Dickens’ tale with these PowerPoint activities.
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 wonderful abridgement of A Christmas Carol from BBC School Radio – told in nine 15-minute episodes and perfect for inspiring your pupils.
A great resource to encourage children to look at literary heritage and at the key components of poetic form.
A complete script, suitable for all ages, that uses rhyming couplets to tell the nativity tale.
A lovely drama scheme of work for covering pantomimes.
A simple PowerPoint presentation that tells the Christmas story with animations and sound.
A lovely activity sheet for pupils to write up letters to Santa in French.