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Christmas Writing
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Your students will have fun with this creative writing assignment that aims to convince Santa that they have been wrongly placed on the "naughty" list. Writers are invested in crafting a persuasive argument that refutes evidence and makes a case that they should be on the "nice" list. East-to-follow directions make this perfect for centers, GATE, independent, and whole-class instruction. Final letters are wonderful read-alouds!

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Who is it for?

  • 5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
  • 4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
  • 3rd Graders (8 to 9-year-olds)
  • 6th Graders (11 to 12-year-olds)
  • Gifted & talented students


What's included?

  •  writing prompt
  • rubric
  • prewriting graphic organizer:  audience and purpose
  • prewriting:  what is your evidence that you've been nice?
  • prewriting:  explain your evidence
  • prewriting:  why don't you deserve to be on the naughty list?
  • step-by-step drafting graphic organizers that guide students through writing the introduction, body, and conclusion
  • active revision based on the rubric
  • active proofreading
  • publishing pages
  • self-assessment
  • student checklist to self-monitor progress
  • teacher checklist keeps you organized
  • Ready to print and teach...Just Add Students!


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About the Seller

Hi!  I'm Marypat -- the teacher behind Just Add Students.  I have over 15 years of experience teaching 4th grade through college...all things ELAR!  I am also a mentor teacher, trainer, and freelance writer.

The bulk of my experience has been in middle school.  I know teaching this age group can be a challenge; my goal is to create engaging (often quirky) activities that will encourage creativity and independent thought.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happiness always♥


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