A persuasive writing activity for the holiday season! This can be used before or after Christmas and is a great way to reinforce persuasive writing!
Santa works hard ALL year getting ready for his big day! He needs to take a break once in awhile! Students will write an opinion piece to tell why they think Santa deserves a vacation. Using the graphic organizer to plan, they will come up with an introduction, closing, and 2 or 3 reasons to support their claim (depending on which organizer you choose). They can also help plan his vacation and write a postcard from Santa to a friend telling all about his trip!
•Graphic organizer for pre-writing (2 versions – one simplified and one more detailed)
•Lined paper for finished product (2 versions - dotted lines and regular lines)
•Vacation planning guide – help Santa plan his trip! Write an agenda, make a packing list, draw a picture of his destination
•Postcard from Santa – follow-up writing activity including postcard template, so Santa can tell a special person all about his trip!
There is plenty here to keep your students busy in the weeks before Christmas break! Enjoy!