This fun and challenging Gingerbread House for Sale Christmas Descriptive Writing Activity for your Middle School (grade 5 and up) students is such a great way to get in the holiday spirit!
Taking on the role of a realtor, students will use descriptive writing strategies to create a paragraph encouraging "potential buyers" to purchase a Gingerbread House. Students will identify strong vocabulary and descriptive phrases, complete a brainstorming graphic organizer, transform boring sentences into detailed descriptions, and finally, create a real estate flyer advertising their Gingerbread House for Sale!
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INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use:
Detailed instructions for use for the teacher that walks you through each step of this descriptive writing unit. You could simply print out all of the handouts, read these instructions, and be ready to teach this unit!
- Student Task Sheet:
Specific instructions for your students, so they know exactly how to complete the project!
- Examples of Descriptive Writing for Selling a House Handout:
This handout provides students with real estate descriptions that could be used in their Gingerbread House Flyer they will be writing. Students also practice using stronger and more specific vocabulary with this activity.
- Creating Stronger Sentences Handout:
Students practice writing stronger sentences with the use of adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases. Students are provided with definitions and examples of each, as well as examples of poor sentences to expand upon to create stronger, more vivid and descriptive sentences.
- Real Estate Flyer Template:
We've included this cute Christmas template for your students to create their own real estate flyer for their Gingerbread House for Sale. Please see the student example that is in our preview.
- EDITABLE Rubric:
This rubric makes your grading of this project so much easier! Not only that, but we've also made sure to make it editable, so you can adjust it to fit your specific needs. Please note that you will need PowerPoint in order to open this file.
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