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Dear Santa ... I Can Explain

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This fun holiday activity has students writing a letter to Santa from the point of view of a well-known villain from childrens' stories, movies, fairy tales, etc.
Writing in role, students must convince Santa that they don't deserve a spot on the naughty list - what they are infamous for has all been a misunderstanding.
This resource contains a full set of instructions, brain storm web, completed brain storm web, pre-writing graphic organizer, 5 different sheets of Christmas stationery, a drawing page, and a completed letter. I have also included a picture of how I display these projects on a bulletin board display.
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Dear Santa ... I Can Explain