Finding the right Christmas reading comprehension activities and worksheets for middle school can help alleviate some of the stress ELA teachers face during the holidays. Many middle school students are very excited and may fondly remember working on Christmas activities in elementary school. I always wanted to include festive activities in my lesson plans, but I just didn’t have the room in our pacing calendar to do anything that wasn’t based on the standards. I decided to create these fun and engaging Christmas reading comprehension activities to use in my middle school classroom.
Engage your middle school students with Christmas reading comprehension passages.
Your middle school students are used to reading passages, so I created reading comprehension passages that they would get excited about! My Santa Claus differentiated reading passage explains the history of Santa Claus. The Reindeer differentiated passage will inform your students about reindeer. These reading comprehension passages come written at two levels and include a differentiated context clues activity, reading comprehension questions, and a writing assignment. These print and go activities are perfect for independent work so that you can work on your to do list in the days before the holiday break.
Give your students authentic practice making inferences with this Christmas text message analysis activity!
People make inferences regularly, but our students don’t always realize this. My text message analysis activities are very popular because students love the familiar format and provide great inferencing practice. I created a special Christmas version of this resource that allows students to practice making inferences while reading festive text messages.
Let your students color AND practice reading comprehension skills at the same time!
Coloring is a fun and relaxing activity for all ages. I created these context clues color by number activities to allow students to practice using context clues while coloring fun images. In this resource, students will read Christmas-themed sentences and use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words. They will then color in boxes to reveal a mystery image.
The holidays can be a stressful time for teachers. The excitement of students can often lead to difficult behaviors. These Christmas reading comprehension activities and worksheets are a perfect way to be festive while focusing on the standards!