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Christmas writing ‘craftivity’ with a twist! Your students will delight in inventing the most unpleasant, yuckiest or downright boring presents to receive at Christmas. Is it a parcel of monster toenails, a rotten Christmas ham or a bicycle with no wheels?
Together with the class, brainstorm possible ideas and excellent describing words. Use this opportunity to revise persuasive techniques: rhetorical questions, high modal and emotive vocabulary and use of tone. Demonstrate writing a short persuasive piece on why the reader should not open the present.
Examine the facial expressions on the front cover. Look at positioning of the mouth, eyebrows and eyeballs. Construct a facial expression out of black construction paper to glue onto the present. Decorate the present and attach the gift tag to display.
This resource has:
• Three templates of a present to decorate
• A gift tag writing template
• An example response
Other Christmas resources you will love:
Unwrap the Presents Hundreds Chart Activity
Christmas Problem Solving Freebie
Christmas Inferring: What's inside the present?
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