Christmas Country Traditions Compare and Contrast Essay Project-PDF

Christmas Country Traditions Compare and Contrast Essay Project-PDF
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Are you looking for an assignment that combines the Christmas holiday theme with research, writing, and compare and contrast standards that need covered and practiced? You are in the right place! Students will research the United States Christmas traditions and history along with one other country of their choice. They will use provided website sources if needed, find similarities and differences while researching to put on their venn diagram, use their research to fill in the outline provided for the two paragraph essay writing, annotate rough drafts with an editing/highlighting list of requirements and key, follow the rubric guidelines for project expectations, analyze stellar writing models of compare and contrast essays, and put their essay together on a mini poster with Christmas, holiday, and country themes!

This includes:

Writing prompt

Websites for research

Venn Diagram graphic organizer

Two paragraph essay outline

Annotating/editing list

Detailed Rubric for essay and project

Three Compare and Contrast student essay models for analyzing


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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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10 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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