How the Grinch Stole Christmas Teacher Resources
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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Lesson Ideas
There are many creative activities that can be done to extend the learning after reading "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas."
The Juicy Stuff Matters
Learners 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.
Getting Down to the Nitty Gritty
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.
Why the Grinch Stole Christmas
Students write paragraphs highlighting reasons why the Grinch may have stolen Christmas.
How the Grinch Stole 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.
The Grinch NOW loves 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.
Who is Dr. Seuss?
Students study the author, Dr. Suess. In 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.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Students 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.
A Christmas Carol: Discovering Treasures in Your Life
Young scholars 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. Young scholars complete a worksheet in which they demonstrate the similarities and differences between the main characters in both stories.
Grinch Stole Christmas
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
Books for Teaching about Cultural Diversity Through Celebrations
Students learn about different holidays through reading books. In this lesson, 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.
Welcome to Seuss Squares
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.
Coloring Fun with the Grinch
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.
Make Your Own Grinch Mask
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.
Teaching the Elements of Story Climax
Students read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas to explain the importance of climax in a story.
Powerful Words Can Warm the Heart: Art from the Heart
Learners explore how artists contribute to the public good. In this art and community lesson, 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.
Greeting Card to A Character
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.
Making Up is Hard to Do
Students examine the art of makeup. Students work in pairs to create a costume and make-up that will evoke a chosen literary character. They perform a short scene for the class, revealing the character's unique qualities.