A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig - Printable + Digital Novel Study

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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78 pages
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This is a Printable + Digital novel study! It can be used for Distance Learning!

Use this novel study in any or all of these ways!

Option 1: Print it out

Option 2: Use as a TpT Digital Activity (Now called an Easel Activity)

Option 3: Use through Google Slides with a custom link, (instructions found on the 3rd page of the pdf novel study)

With both digital options, students type within pre-formatted text boxes.

Note: If using either of the digital versions, you may choose not to assign the draw prompts to your students.

This product also includes the PDF printable version with the answer key.

“A Boy Called Christmas” is a comprehensive novel study workbook that allows your students to answer a variety of fun and engaging questions! Some favourite sections include: Draw & Write, Opinion, True & False, and Multiple Choice.

“A Boy Called Christmas” by Matt Haig is a unique story about the origin of Father Christmas. Your students will find the main character, Nikolas, very intriguing, and will love seeing how the Santa Claus legends came to be!

“A Boy Called Christmas” Novel Study Includes:

  • Vocabulary Sections
  • Comprehension Questions with writing space under each question
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Drawing & Writing Prompts
  • True & False Questions
  • Creative Opinion Questions
  • Support Your Answer Quote Questions
  • Think-Pair-Share Questions
  • Figurative Language Questions
  • Making Predictions Sections
  • Oral Questions
  • Making Inferences Questions
  • Research Questions (Text-to-World Connections)
  • Text-to-Text & Text-to-Self Connections
  • Getting to Know the Character Pages
  • Exploring Conflict Questions
  • Reflecting on Characters Section
  • Reflecting on Themes Section
  • End of Novel Test
  • Answers to Most Sections (included in PDF printable version)
  • 61 pages (78 with answers)

If printing, you can assemble this workbook in many ways: as a coil bound book, placed into a 3-ring binder, stapled, or you can hand it out one page or chapter-section at a time. It is recommended to print this double-sided to save paper. Print in colour or black & white.


Divided into Chapter Sections:

An Ordinary Boy - The Cottage and the Mouse

The Hunter - A Very Short Chapter with a Long Title in which Not Very Much Happens

The Old Lady - The End of Magic

Father Topo and Little Noosh - An Unpleasant Encounter

The Troll and the Truth Pixie - Blitzen to the Rescue!

The Search - The Elf Boy

Blitzen’s Revenge - The Big Decision

A Last Visit to Aunt Carlotta - The First Child to Wake Up

Bonus Pages:

  • Before You Begin Reading Page
  • End of Novel Think-Pair-Share
  • End of Novel Conflict Page
  • Reflecting on Characters Page
  • Reflecting on Themes Page
  • End of Novel Test


If these digital solutions don't meet your specific needs, please feel free to email us at [email protected] and we'll do our best to help come up with a different solution! We'll also help you troubleshoot any problems you may be facing.

Total Pages
78 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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