Nutcracker Literacy & Fun - Common Core Aligned

Nutcracker Literacy Volume I introduces this timeless children’s classic to your students while building vocabulary and literacy skills.

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Included are activities featuring common core standards:

•  Comprehension Questions
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to
    demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly
    to the text as the basis for the answers.

•  The Story of the Nutcracker
•  The Nutcracker Poem
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4b Read grade-level prose and
    poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and
    expression on successive readings

•  Creative Writing Prompt
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 Write narratives to develop
    real or imagined experiences or events using effective
    technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

•  Nutcracker Comprehension Questions
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.1 Write opinion pieces on
    topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Featured activities:

 • Summarized Nutcracker narrative
 • Biography of Peter Tchaikovsky
 • Original Nutcracker Poem for choral reading and memorization
 • Coloring pages include:

         The Nutcracker
         Sugar Plum Fairy
         Spanish Dance of Hot Chocolate
         Russian Dancers
 • Nutcracker Secret Message Puzzle
 • Nutcracker Spelling Words
 • Spelling Homework Fill in the Blanks
 • Creative Writing Prompt
 • Alphabetizing
 • Vocabulary Word Search
 • Nutcracker Crossword Puzzle
 • Nutcracker Comprehension Questions

42 total pages
Full set of answer keys included
Teaching duration - 1 week

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