'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poetry Study Packet

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This resource provides 4 poetry strategies and 3 poetry printable activities for how to teach poetry to elementary students using the classic Christmas poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Covering vocabulary, use of figurative language, analysis of the poem, and including a student choice writing activity, this practical and ready-to-use packet will help you easily teach poetry to students across the elementary grades.

What's included in this resource:

  • 4 teaching poetry strategies with tips on how to put them into practice
  • A fun and colorful copy of the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • 3 poetry printables - activity sheets which explore vocabulary, imagery and storytelling

An example of the poetry strategies featured in this packet:

Create Poetry Anchor Charts

One of the goals of this study packet is to help students recognize the poetry concepts in action. Using the story ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, have students copy a stanza on a large, poster-sized sheet of paper. After copying down the stanza they will annotate it. They should use the vocabulary terms from strategy #1 as a reference, almost like a scavenger hunt. If they have time they can decorate the poster using holiday colors and characters.
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Stephanie Belcher


About Stephanie

Since graduating with a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and Teaching, Stephanie Belcher (B.Sw., M.A.) has worked in education in various capacities. She has been a… Read more

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