This Comprehension Quest™ is such a fun way for your students to learn about Christmas around the world! It’s perfect for December!
What’s a Comprehension Quest™?
A Comprehension Quest™ is a fun way to get students excited about practicing reading comprehension! Even reading passages! Starting off with the hook video, students learn they have a quest to complete.
The hook video comes in wmv and MP4 format so you have two options for sharing.
If you can’t share either format at school, its okay! The quest is also explained on a printable quest sheet! Here, I printed it on brown card stock to give it an authentic look.
In this edition, students must figure out where Santa is stuck after his GPS trackers stops working!
Students will read 6 passages and complete standards aligned reader response activities. Each passage has 2-4 options for reader response sheets. That way you can differentiate your instruction! The standards covered range from second through fifth grade.
After each activity, they will earn a clue that will get them one step closer to solving the quest.
The clues help students eliminate possible locations on their chart. After the last clue they will be left with only one location!
Once they are finished with all six passage, activities, and have figured out where Santa is, they turn in their location to you. If they are correct, they earn a fun certificate to color while everyone finishes!
You can really have a lot of fun with a Comprehension Quest! Consider bringing in some props, or decorating your classroom with Christmas decorations for the day. (Trees, lights, poinsttias, etc…) You can even play sounds in the background. On YouTube do a search for “Christmas instrumental music” and select one that plays softly, like white noise. The more excited you are about the quest, the more excited your students will be! They will feed off of your energy and excitement!