The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities

November 17, 2023

The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities

If you’re looking for a wonderful story to engage your students during the month of December, then don’t go past The Nutcracker Story.

It is a classic and popular Christmas story that has iconic characters and magical atmosphere. Add Tchaikovsky and you’ve got an amazing musical element too!

If you’re wondering how to teach reading comprehension skills or how to teach simple and compound sentence structure, then this resource is it! These story element graphic organizers have embedded self editing checklists, so students can independently monitor their writing skills!

The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities

If you’re looking for a completely no prep literacy centers book companion to The Nutcracker then keep reading! Also included in this resource is a digital narrative link, engaging reader response activities, story sequencing of the main ideas, Venn diagram compare and contrast graphic organizer, writing prompts, teacher notes, literacy  lesson and much more! 

This no prep resource will ensure that students develop an understanding of the various story elements and develop reading comprehension skills by analyzing the Nutcracker Story narrative. Story elements covered include:

  1. Characters
  2. Setting
  3. Theme
  4. Problem
  5. Resolution
  6. Beginning, middle and end
  7. Author’s Purpose
The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities
 
What’s included in this no prep literacy packet:
  • Teacher Notes
  • Digital Narrative Link
  • My ‘Nutcracker Story Activity Book’ front cover
  • I Can Visualize (US Version)
  • I Can Visualise (UK Version)
  • Sequencing Key Events
  • Story Map
  • My Favorite Part (US Version)
  • My Favourite Part (UK Version)
  • Venn Diagram (compare and contrast two characters)
  • This Reminds Me Of… (self-to-text connection)
  • 2 Things I Still Wonder About the Story
  • Postcard to a Character
  • Design A New Front Cover
  • What Is Message of the Story?
  • Extra-lined writing paper for differentiation
 
The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities
The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities
The Nutcracker Reading Comprehension Activities

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