Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: Small Town

Genre: Faith

Page Count: 48+ Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 8-9 weeks

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Everyone agreed that the six Herdman kids were the worst kids in the world. They lied, they stole, they hit little kids, they talked dirty, and everyone smoked cigars (even the girls.) To the other children Sunday School was a safe haven, because the Herdman's never went there. Then one Sunday, when the Herdman's show up looking for chocolate cake, they hear about the Christmas pageant and decide they want to participate.
Landing all the main parts, what will happen when kids who have never even heard the story of Christmas interpret it for their new church?

Progeny Press' Best Christmas Pageant Ever English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Elementary School Primary grade student with:

About the Author: Discover the life of Barbara Robinson, her writing contributions, and meet the creative mind behind the book.
Vocabulary: Examine the vocabulary used throughout the novel, using fun and engaging activities designed to increase comprehension and growth.
Literary Techniques: Deepen your understanding of storytelling through in-context analysis, dictionary usage, distinguishing between fact and opinion, understanding various points of view, capturing mood dynamics, interpreting idioms and similes, conducting character studies, unraveling themes, and addressing the theme of self-righteousness.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Think about and discuss the Golden Rule, understanding the concept of Pharisees, recognizing all as part of the body of Christ, appreciating Jesus' love for children, fostering a spirit of giving, and understanding that God looks at the heart.
Activities and Writing Assignments:  Complete extra curricular assignments like creating a Christmas mural, storytelling, exploring Christmas traditions, delving into carols, addressing the impact of gossip, engaging in word searches, participating in drama, extending invitations, and contributing to a service project.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a reading list featuring more works by Barbara Robinson and books that are similar to, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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