Christmas for older students

Christmas for Older Students

Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nicholas” to the ghostly visits of “A Christmas Carol,” students can experience a wide range of genres, characters, and styles. Each passage, however, reflects on the traditional Christmas themes of giving, generosity, and kindness.

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(5) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/5 Passages in this Set

A Visit From St. Nicholas

by Clement C. Moore

While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...

553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language
2/5 Passages in this Set

Marley’s Ghost

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 1 passage: Taken from the first section of Dic...

671 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme
3/5 Passages in this Set

The Last of the Spirits

by Charles Dickens from A Christmas Carol

Stave 4 Passage: Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas ...

358 Words, 8th-11th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Story Elements
4/5 Passages in this Set

The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry is a favorite Chr...

140 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Summary
5/5 Passages in this Set

Christmas in Germany

Germany gave us some of the most revered Christmas traditions, such as the decorated tree and gingerbread houses. Students will...

706 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary