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5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

Delight in this festive feast of English activities in the run-up to the holiday season

  • 5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

The weather outside may be frightful, but the mood inside your classroom in the buildup to Christmas should at least be jovial.

That’s not to say the learning should stop, much as some students have probably tried to sway things in that direction.

So if you’re looking for festive and fun activities to stop the gradual decline of pupils’ concentration as they dream about impending presents and turkey dinners, then look no further.

1. Christmas Tree Shaped Poems

5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

There are many poetic conventions that provide challenge restrictions on wordplay, and this one has a simple festive twist.

Have your students compose a poem about how they will spread joy in the festive season, while fitting the words into the shape of a Christmas tree.

Start getting decorative with language in this activity here.

2. Christmas writing

5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

This creative writing lesson lets students look at connotations, using vocabulary for effect and various language devices before writing their own Christmas-themed piece of work.

Examples are included

Download the free PDF here.

3. A Christmas Carol

5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

TeachIt English certainly hasn’t been a Scrooge with its resources for the Dickens classic.

There are 19 free PDFs to choose from here, including a storyboard template, a webquest, character profiles and comparisons and more.

Find them all here here.

4. Scrooge Writes His First Christmas Card

5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

Talking of old Scrooge, this activity looks at his attitudes towards Christmas more closely over the course of the story, and gets students to write his first Christmas card for him.

It’s even been differentiated into three difficulty levels.

All of which you can grab here.

5. In the Bleak Midwinter reading comprehension

5 Of The Best Christmas Resources For KS3/4 English

Give your KS3 or 4 students a seasonal slice of reading comprehension with this printable worksheet that uses ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Christina Rossetti.

Click here to download.

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