Take part in the winter holiday with this collection of Christmas-themed crafts, lesson plans, and teaching ideas.
- Read to build an understanding of cultures around the world
- Read to acquire new information
- Read for personal fulfillment
- The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: As you read, 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.
Step 3: Discuss the lesson Teeka learned in the story.
Step 4: Have the students complete research or an art project based on the book. Some suggestions include:
- Research Norway and reindeer using nonfiction books or web resources (see recommended websites in Related Resources).
- Use KidPix or another drawing program to digitally draw their own illustrations for the story.
- Write a book about reindeer and use their digital drawings to illustrate it.
- Visit Jan Brett's website for more activities and coloring pages based on The Wild Christmas Reindeer (see links in Related Resources).
More About Norway
- Discover Norway
- Map of Norway
- Norwegian Flag
- The World Factbook: Norway
- The Royal Family
- Christmas in Norway
- Rosemaling Styles
More About Reindeer
More About The Wild Christmas Reindeer
Students will read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world.