Play Guide: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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What's your favorite seasonal tradition? Before viewing a stage production of A Charlie Brown Christmas, language arts students explore the music and literary themes of the story. After they have watched the show, learners compare holidays around the world, make a commercial about the true meaning of Christmas, and retell Charlie Brown's story with interpretive movements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • See how many learners have seen the special before, and work as a class to create a synopsis similar to the one on the fourth page 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires audio of the music from the original Christmas special
  • Lessons are based on a class viewing of a specific stage adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas, but activities can be adapted to a viewing of the television special instead
Pros

  • An engaging and active lesson for excited learners
  • Supplies titles of books that support the same themes
  • Provides activities for before and after viewing
Cons

  • None
Common Core