Christmas Trolls Lesson Plan
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
- Christmas Trolls, by Jan Brett
Set Up and Prepare
Tell the students that you are going to read the words on a page then give them a chance to discuss the illustrations and notice the details.
Be sure to have the students talk about the story that is happening at the side of each page.
Allow time for the students to notice the details in the illustrations on each page.
Have the students predict what will happen next in the story.
The students can compare Christmas Trolls to Trouble with Trolls.
The students could visit Jan Brett's website for more Christmas Trolls activities and coloring pages.
The students could learn more about Norway by visiting the Internet links listed in the resources.
The students could learn more about rosemaling by visiting the links listed in the resources.
Christmas Trolls comprehension questions
Christmas Trolls coloring page
Map - http://drift.uninett.no/kart/norgeskartet/index.php
Flag - http://fotw.fivestarflags.com/no.html
The World Fact book: Norway - https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/no.html
The Royal Family - http://www.kongehuset.no/default.asp?lang=eng
Norway photos - http://www.jorgetutor.com/noruega/noruega.htm
Christmas in Norway - http://www.californiamall.com/holidaytraditions/traditions-Norway.htm
Rosemaling - http://www.elca.org/countrypackets/norway/crafts.html
Rosemaling styles - http://www.rosemaling.org/styles.htm
Rosemaling samples - http://www.twinportsrosemaling.org/new-gallery.htm
Norwegian trunk - http://www.state.nd.us/hist/forms/olsontrunkletter.pdf
Scandinavian festival - http://www.twinportsrosemaling.org/
Discuss the behaviors of the trolls.
How did Treva help the trolls?