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Christmas literature and literacy

Resources | Published 28 November, 2012

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 Christmas 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 presentation 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 presentation that tells the Christmas story with animations and sound.

Dear Santa letter / Cher Père Noël

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

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