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    By M.

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    One of the things I do is a whole Christmas story unit. We start off by reading Christmas story books. We discuss the plots, etc. of them. When we read the Polar Express, I have the students allign chairs to make it seem like a train. I serve hot chocolate and candy canes while they listen to the tape. I have a tape of it that my mom bought for me a long time ago. It's by James Hurst I believe. They listen to the tape while they are in the "train" they are also allowed to wear a bathrobe and slippers (with clothes underneath the robe obviously) for this part. When we finish reading Christmas stories, we discuss the similarities and differences, plots, settings, etc. Then the students have to write their own Christmas stories.

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