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Christmas: December Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}

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Christmas and December Writing: Create an unforgettable writing experience for your students with these fun and original colorful story starter writing prompts. These are not your typical prompts. They are designed to get students to use their imagination and enjoy a fun writing experience. They are great for your Christmas Writing Centers too.

You get 36 Christmas themed story starters in color, five themed images for classroom decoration, one blank story starter, three pages of graphic organizers, and 15 Christmas themed writing pages. Add in the two pages of instructional material and writing tips for teachers, and you're ready to go. You can start using these the first day of December and use a prompt each day or use them during the week of Christmas. They will work well during the holiday week of school.

Some prompt topics include an elf, Santa, presents, reindeer, gingerbread men, candy canes, and more.

This will help you meet Common Core writing standards for real or imagined narratives W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3, W.5.3

These materials are just right for 2nd through 5th grade students and are perfect for narrative paragraphs, event paragraphs, narrative essays, and event essays. Plus, you'll get your students excited to use their creative writing skills.

You can find the container, pencils, and ribbon on the image at Dollar General or find similar items at any dollar store. You can also just pass out the story starters or even place them on craft sticks or even candy canes too.

Tip: If you have a class party, you can also use the images without the prompts for cupcake toppers.

Christmas, Christmas Literacy, Common Core Writing, winter, December, essays, paragraphs, writing prompts, robin sellers
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On  November 26, 2012Shana Glassman (TpT Seller) asked:
HI! Your products are fantastic. I just purchased your holiday writing. About half (or more) of the children in my class do not celebrate Christmas. Is there any chance you can adjust the color on some of the red/green pages to something more neutral? I am just going to eliminate the Santa-themed pages/prompts, but I would like some variety in color so we can use this project.
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On  November 27, 2012Robin Sellers answered:
I'm so sorry but I'm not able to modify the graphics and change them, but I think I have a solution. Would it work if you printed the story starters in black and white on colored card stock?
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Christmas: December Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Christmas: December Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Christmas: December Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}
Christmas: December Story Starters {Common Core Writing Prompts}