First Name: ____________ Last Name: ____________ Student #: ____________ Group: ____________ Twas the Night Before Christmas http://nightbeforechristmas2011.blogspot.com/1 : Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...Is the house very quiet or very noisy?Where are the stockings?Who are they hoping will come?2 : The children were nestled all snug in their beds...Are the children warm and comfortable in their beds?What are the children dreaming about?What are mama and papa doing?3: When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter...What is a “lawn”?Were the reindeer noisy?
4 : The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow...Why wasnʼt it dark outside?Were Santa and his sleigh big or small?5 : With a little old driver, so lively and quick...Who was driving the sleigh?Were the reindeer fast or slow?6 : Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen!What are the names of Santaʼs reindeer? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)7 : As dry leaves before the wild hurricane...Where did the sleigh go?
8 : And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof...If there are 8 reindeer...how many hoofs (hooves) are on the roof?9 : He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot...Was Santaʼs outﬁt clean?What was on his back?10 : Hi s eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!What color were Santaʼs cheeks and nose?11 : The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth...Was Santaʼs pipe lit?What happened when he laughed?12 : He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf...How did papa know not to worry?
13 : He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work...Where did Santa put the toys?How did he leave the house?14 : He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle...What did Santa say as he ﬂew away?This poem was written by ____________________ when he was ___________________ yearsold. Because of this poem, people all over the world think of Santa Claus driving a ___________pulled by ________________. In the story, Santa Claus is called by a different name. He is calledSt.__________________. Mr. Moore didnʼt publish the poem by himself. His friend sent it to _______________________ and they published it. The newspaper wasnʼt allowed to say who wrote the poem though. It tookuntil ________________ before Mr. Moore would tell the world that this was his poem. Now manypeople around the world read his poem on __________________ Eve. I hope maybe you will too! Merry Christmas!