Do you know how Santa got his job? Stephen Krensky does and he shares the details in his story, How Santa Got His Job. After reading the story, I talk to my students about the qualities that make Santa the right person for the job. Now you can do the same and create an anchor chart to use with your students.
The first thing you’ll want to do is get your anchor chart set up. You’ll need to print out the title letters and ornaments. You can find these here. After gluing the title to the top of the paper, you’ll need to draw and color in a Christmas tree to fill the rest of the space.
After reading the story and discussing all of the qualities that make Santa the right person for the job, give each student an ornament paper. Once responses have been recorded, students can cut out the ornament shape and attach it to the tree.
Students always love to see their ideas on display!
I have also included a printable graphic organizer that can be used in place of the anchor chart.
If you’re looking to spend more time with this story, you might enjoy this book companion. It has comprehension and vocabulary activities along with a sequencing activity and two directed drawings.
This book companion is also part of a limited time Christmas Special in my TpT store: