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Christmas Narrative Writing Prompt: If I Were an Elf Who Lived on a Shelf

Angela Willyerd
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Do you have a classroom elf who visits the students each day in December with a fun message or trick? Or, do many of your students have an elf who lives on a shelf at home? Extend students' thinking with this narrative writing prompt, which asks them what they would do if they were an elf who lives on a shelf.

This product encourages students to critically think while enhancing their Common Core writing skills for narrative writing (W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3). Students are provided with a graphic organizer which helps them organize their thoughts into a sequential story with a closing. Once the students have completed their brainstorming, then they can transfer the information to a final story board. This would look awesome on a bulletin board or in the hallway!

What's Included:
• Graphic Organizer (1 page in pdf)
• Final Story Board with Solid Lines (1 page in pdf)
• Final Story Board with Dotted Lines and Prompts (1 page in pdf)

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Total Pages
3 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.


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