Name ____________________ Hanukkah Date ____________________ Fiction Aaron listened for the knock on the door. He was excited to begin the first evening of Hanukkah. Mom had been preparing all week for the festivities. Tonight they will have brisket and latkes for supper. Then, at dusk, his family will say prayers and light the first candle on the menorah! All of the cousins will spin the dreidel and see who can win the most gelt. Some families use real coins; but, Aaron’s family plays for chocolate coins covered in gold foil. For dessert, each relative will get a jelly doughnut called a sufganiyot. Before they go home, Aaron’s family will exchange small gifts with each other. Main Idea Terms What is the main idea of the story? What do you think each word means? Playing the dreidel game is festivities- fun. dusk- Foods for Hanukkah menorah- Aaron’s 1st Night of Hanukkah foil- A Family Celebration exchange- Inferences Sequencing Answer each & explain your answer Put the events in the correct order How do you think his mom prepared for ___ They eat dessert. [email protected] Hanukkah? What did the sky look like when they lit the ___ They say prayers. 1st candle? ___ They exchange gifts. What do you think gelt is? Is there only 1 candle on a menorah? Which ___ They light the candle. word tells you that? ___ They play dreidel. .