Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Valentines Day worksheets, all 114 of them, can be found here. There are tons of activities such as games and coloring pages to choose from in addition to many worksheets. This Valentine worksheet is one of the most popular and highly rated in the section. It is colorful and creative. There are three exercises that all function as comprehension checks but move from very general in exercise one to very specific in exercise three. This would be appropriate for a range of ability levels and can be edited to be easier or more challenging as necessary. Since the worksheet can be completed individually, be sure to conduct some activities in pairs, groups, or as a class to get students speaking and interacting with one another. Although that sample worksheet has been used successfully by other busy teacher, it may not be appropriate for all classes so take your time looking through the worksheets until you find something that your students will enjoy. In addition to worksheets, there are also several articles with lesson ideas too.
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