Holidays Around the World | Christmas Around the World | Reading Passages


Don’t just purchase any holidays around the world reading passages, check these out! This resource has a plethora of countries and holidays that are sure to help your students fully explore the various Christmas traditions and much more around the world!

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This Product Covers:

✓ Holidays around the world for the countries of: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, The United States, and the United Kingdom.
✓ Specific holidays such as Chinese New Year, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, La Posada, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia’s Day, Kwanzaa
✓ Concepts of focus include: When the holiday celebration is, their holiday greeting (such as how they say “Merry Christmas” in their language), any historic figures associated with the holiday (such as Santa Claus), any holiday decorations, the food they eat during their holiday, Christmas traditions associated with their holiday, and any additional facts.
… and so much more!

With This Product, You’ll Get:

✓ Thick and thin questions for each reading passage – text-based evidence practice for students, along with questions that require students to connect the holiday around the world with their own personal lives.
✓ A set of questions that can be answered with every passage
✓ A side-by-side comparison chart with up to four different countries/holidays in two different sizes to differentiate for handwriting purposes
✓ A Venn diagram to compare and contrast a country
✓ Both color and black and white versions
✓ A graphic organizer for students to fill out their own holiday traditions
✓ Teacher directions and answer keys
✓ Printable and digital (Google Slides) versions



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