How the Grinch Stole Christmas Resource Set

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is Dr. Seuss’ iconic Christmas tale of a miserable creature who despises his neighbors in Who-ville and wishes only to ruin their Christmas spirit. With their own knowledge of the Christmas holiday, developing readers will easily be able to practice making inferences, visualizing, and identifying the author’s purpose and different text structures.

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Common Core Alignment
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Making Inferences: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Understanding Text Structure: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Visualizing: L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8
  • Word Work: RF.3.3 RF.3.4
  • Vocabulary: L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6
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    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Resource Set

    Identifying the Author’s Purpose with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a fun, iconic Christmas story, but in its light-hearted approach, it’s sharing an important message about the different feelings people have during the holidays. This book will support early readers who are working to identify author’s messages.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.2 RL.3.6 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Making Inferences with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Why might the Grinch hate Christmas? Why is Christmas time so wonderful for the Whos? This lesson plan works well for readers who need practice making inferences. They can apply their knowledge and observations about a topic they know well--Christmas--to deepen their understanding of how certain characters might be feeling and why.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.1 RL.3.10 RL.3.3 RL.3.4 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Understanding Text Structure with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Dr. Seuss puts several text structures to work in How the Grinch Stole Christmas--description, sequence, problem/solution and cause/effect. This makes it a productive lesson for students who need practice identifying text structures and understanding how text structures affect their comprehension.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    Visualizing with How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    How the Grinch stole Christmas is a good book for teaching developing readers how visualizing can enhance their comprehension of a story. Readers will love Dr. Seuss’ magical text descriptions and story cadence, but they’ll have to pay close attention to which words help them visualize. Then, they can use the Grinch’s classic illustrations to double check their understanding.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.6 RF.3.3 RF.3.4 RL.3.10 RL.3.5 RL.3.7 SL.3.1d SL.3.2 SL.3.3 W.3.8

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Extension Activity

    The BookPagez extension activities are a great way to push student engagement beyond the pages of the text. Try using this activity with early finishers, with students who show a deeper connection with the text, or as a center activity.

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Word Work - Rhyming Words

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas is not only an excellent anchor text for teaching comprehension strategies, it also pairs well with a phonics lesson about the rhyming words. Either download the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Super Pack or this individual Word Work package to access lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets that directly tie word study to your classroom reading.
    Common Core Alignment:

    RF.3.3 RF.3.4

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Vocabulary Connections

    Before your students can fully comprehend and enjoy the story of the Grinch, it’s helpful to review the new vocabulary used in the story. Either download the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Super Pack or this individual Vocabulary Builder for resources and activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth through fun and productive interactions with new words.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.3.4a L.3.5b L.3.6

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