While there has been much dispute over the reading order of the seven
books that make up the Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, the
Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book published in the series.
Due to this, a reader can pick up this book and not have to read
background information to "catch up" with what is taking place in the
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia (1951)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)
Horse and His Boy (1954)
The Magician's Nephew (1955)
The Lion, the Witch
and the Wardrobe tells the story of four siblings, Peter, Susan,
Edmund, and Lucy. They have been sent to the English countryside to live
with Professor Digory Kirke after World War II breaks out in London. The
children discover a wardrobe in the professor's home that takes them to
the magical land of Narnia.
In Narnia, the Pevensie
children help save a talking lion named Aslan from and evil White Witch.
The Witch Witch has taken over the land of Narnia and caused the kingdom
to have everlasting winter with no Christmas. As the children help to
break the spell of the evil witch, the snow begins to melt and Father
The anchor chart below
helps students think about the gifts that Father Christmas brings. These
are not the usual gifts of toys and candy that "Santa" brings, but items
needed to survive and to battle the evil witch.
At the top of the anchor chart, students list the gift(s) Father Christmas brings each
character. On the stars, students analyze the types of gifts
I like to use sticky notes for students to complete the anchor chart. This way the anchor chart may be used year