Literature: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson
These sites provide activities to go along with the book “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson. Includes lesson plans, discussion questions, and classroom activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on works of Barbara Robinson “The Best School Year Ever”, “The Best Halloween Ever”, and Christmas Traditions in the U.S.
Barbara Robinson's Web Page
Includes a short profile on Barbara Robinson and information about her books.
Book Activities and Discussion Questions
A four-page pdf file has a book summary, discussion questions, and math related questions.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
This made for television adaptation of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" tells the story of putting on a pageant with some extremely difficult children.
The Herdmans Code Activity
The hilarious characters of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" are featured in this code activity.
Spaghetti Book Club: "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
Share this illustrated book review of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" with your students.
This site contains essay topics, comprehension tests, project ideas, and grammar worksheets to go along with the book. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This is an activity for the classroom based on the book. Students re-tell the story events and compare and contrast characters from the book. Includes graphic organizers and a rubric. This was written by a Missouri teacher.
The Nativity Story
Click through this presentation of the biblical story of Christ's birth. This provides a good background for the book, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Book Report Form
Use a two-page PDF file as a guide in writing a book report for the story.
Los Reyes Magos
Read about Mexico's tradition of the Day of the Three Wise Men.
Reading to Kids Books: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
This page has some ideas for activities and discussion questions that go with the book.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "The Best School Year Ever" by Barbara Robinson
These sites are about "The Best School Year Ever" and author Barbara Robinson. There are various reading and vocabulary activities for the classroom. Includes some sites on kindness, cooperation, and bullying.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "The Best Halloween Ever" by Barbara Robinson
These websites are about the book "The Best Halloween Ever," author Barbara Robinson, and Halloween. There are reviews of the book, an excerpt from the book, and Halloween-themed math lesson plans. Includes links to eThemes on Halloween and other Robinson books.
eThemes Resource: Christmas: Traditions in the U.S.
These sites cover U.S. Christmas traditions, including Santa, stockings, Christmas trees, and the story of Jesus. Listen to Christmas music online, e-mail Santa, and play interactive games and quizzes. Includes text of the famous letter, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas."