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Writing Strategies II, Session #12: December 24th, 2010

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

Today is presentation day.  What should be in your presentation? Read the instructions here: Children’s story presentation outline.

Thank you to all of you who presented today and last week. All these stories are classics of English-speaking culture.

Homework: Finish reading “The Magician’s Nephew” and answer the Study Guide questions for chapters 13, 14 and 15.

The Nativity

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ is called “the Nativity”. The Nativity story appears in only two of the four Gospels – in Matthew and in Luke.

The postcard above shows the Three Wise Men (also called the Magi) following the big star to the town of Bethlehem where Jesus was born in a stable because there was no room at the inn.

The table below (from Wikipedia)  shows the main events in the Nativity story

NumberEventMatthewMarkLukeJohn
1Annunciation  Luke 1:26-38 
2Visitation of Mary  Luke 1:39-56 
3Joseph’s 1st dreamMatthew 1:20-21   
4Birth of JesusMatthew 1:18-25 Luke 2:1-7 
5Annunciation to the shepherds  Luke 2:8-15 
6Adoration of the shepherds  Luke 2:16-20 
7Infant Jesus at the Temple  Luke 2:21-38 
8Star of BethlehemMatthew 2:1-2   
9Adoration of the MagiMatthew 2:3-12   
10Joseph’s 2nd dreamMatthew 2:13   
11Flight into EgyptMatthew 2:13-15   
12Massacre of the InnocentsMatthew 2:16-18   

Preceding events

Nativity of Jesus

Follow on events

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