Best Christmas Gift is an engaging opinion writing activity. I know my class is so excited to share about their Christmas gifts after break. I've decided to use that excitement to make an engaging writing activity for them. This allows them to tell about a gift they got while meeting the CCSS at the same time. There are a variety of brainstorming sheets, graphic organizers, writing paper options, editing checklist, and picture options that help you differentiate based on your students' needs. This would be a great writing piece for after winter break.