This file contains all of the things that you will need to make your student's excited about persuasive writing. With this file, the students are asked to write a persuasive piece explaining why Santa should bring them their chosen gift for Christmas.
The file contains two different graphic organizers (in color and in black line) that will allow for your students to plan their writing. One graphic organizer outlines the parts of persuasive writing and serves as an outline or planning sheet for their writing. The other graphic organizer is in a 4-square format. Each organizer asks the students to choose one gift that they want for Christmas. Then the students must write 3 reasons why they should get that particular gift.
This file also contains lined writing paper with a Santa theme that the students can use to write their persuasive pieces or you can have the students use the Santa letter paper that already sets up the letter writing for them.
I have also created an adapted writing paper for beginning writers. The page has the students choose a gift that they want and then explain why they should get that gift. This sheet allows for a differentiated option for this activity.
There are also larger Santa pictures that can be displayed with the writing. You can print them in color or in black line and then the students can color them. The Santa is holding a sign so the students can either make up their own sign for Santa to hold, or you can use the Santa that already has "All I Want For Christmas Is..." and have the students fill in the sign. Either is a cute decoration for the hallway or a bulletin board display.
The following is a list of all materials that are included:
1 color persuasive writing planning sheet
1 black line persuasive writing planning sheet
1 color 4-square writing sheet
1 black line 4-square writing sheet
1 color Santa themed lined paper
1 black line Santa themed lined paper
1 full sheet of lined paper for additional writing
1 color Santa themed letter paper all on one sheet
1 black line Santa themed letter paper on one sheet
1 color Santa themed letter paper on two sheets for more writing
1 black line Santa themed letter paper on two sheets for more writing
1 color adapted or beginning writing sheet
1 black line adapted or beginning writing sheet
1 color Santa with blank sign
1 black line Santa with blank sign
1 color Santa with fill in sign
1 black line Santa with fill in sign
My students have really enjoyed this activity over the past several years and I hope that your students will enjoy it as well! I hope that you enjoy this Angry Teacher Creation!