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There are many creative activities that can be done to extend the learning after reading "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas."
Students explore and practice the strategy of summarization and scaffolding while mastering how to recap the details from a story and/or singling out what is important to recall from a story. They summarize the book, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," by Dr. Seuss.
Students summarize a selected piece of text fiction. After reviewing the correct way to read silently, students read "How The Grinch Stole Christmas," documenting important information on sticky notes. They write a summary paragraph using their recorded notes.
Learners write paragraphs highlighting reasons why the Grinch may have stolen Christmas.
Students participate in a P.E. game that focuses on strengthening the abdominal and leg muscles using scooters. With five students acting as the "Grinches," they guard beanbags while sitting on scooters, while the rest of the students attempt to get their presents back and make it safe back to "Whoville."
Students create snowflake similes, Kwanzaa plaques, menorah banners, and more for the month of December. In this December activities lesson plan, students also analyze characters in How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Students read the story "How The Grinch Stole Christmas". They keep a journal about their reading to help comprehend the story content. Then students write a letter to the Grinch about the best Christmas they ever had.
Students study the author, Dr. Suess. For this author study lesson, students create a KWL chart on information they know about Dr. Seuss. Students are assigned roles, such as the researcher or recorders for their group assignment to find out more about Dr. Seuss. The students complete web research and report their findings back to the class. Students finish the "L" column of the KWL chart.
Learners participate in activities to increase teamwork and cooperation skills. They increase abdominal and leg strength through movement on a scooter. Students participate in games using scooters.
Students research language arts by analyzing several holiday stories. In this character development activity, students read A Christmas Carol and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas while identifying the characters, plot and settings. Students complete a worksheet in which they demonstrate the similarities and differences between the main characters in both stories.
Students participate in a variety of 'tag'. The "Grinch" is it while "Santa and Mrs. Claus" can free any 'frozen' students. They can work on varied locomotor skills (hopping, walking, jumping)as they navigate the field boundaries
In this Dr. Seuss connect the dots activity worksheet, students use their counting skills to complete the dot to dot in order to find out what the Grinch is giving Max for Christmas.
In this How the Grinch Stole Christmas! worksheet, students use their fine motor skills to color the Grinch face, cut the mask out, and attach ribbons or string to create their own Grinch mask.
Students learn about different holidays through reading books. In this lesson plan, students are introduced to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, by listening to stories. Students read a book as a class about a holiday; after reading about the holiday they discuss the holiday and then do a fun activity. The Christmas Promise, is one of the books suggested. Students talk about being homeless and collect canned goods and food for homeless people.
This PowerPoint reviews works by Dr. Seuss. The interactive game requires players to answer plot questions about Fox in Socks, Cat in the Hat, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Lorax, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. 
In this Grinch reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 various types of questions about the story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." First, they describe who the Grinch was, where he lived, and what his dog's name was. Then, students name three things that the Grinch hated most about Christmas and why. In addition, they describe what Christmas is all about based on what they read in the story.
Students read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas to explain the importance of climax in a story.
Students explore how artists contribute to the public good. In this art and community lesson plan, students identify a community's needs and wants, identify how characters in a story meet their needs and wants, and identify ways that arts help meet the needs of people in their own community.
Students listen to two famous stories about people who do not like Christmas, and then create a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the main characters.
Students create a greeting card from one character to another after finishing a novel. Individually, they use their imagination to write the paragraph using the text to support their ideas. They share their greeting card with the class to end the lesson.

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