Eddie the Elf (one of Santa’s hardest-working elves), is trying get Santa to stop the production of ALL electronic toys, video games, and computers at the North Pole. Eddie has been explaining to Santa that kids should receive toys that have them up and moving, not sitting around, being a bump on a log.
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Students are asked to write a persuasive letter to Eddie making their claim. Each student will use text-based evidence from the articles included persuading Eddie one way or the other; should the North Pole continue making technological goodies or not?
There are two articles included...one in support of technology for youngsters, and the other giving the cons of technology for kids. Both articles are scaled down for students in grades three through five.
Students are also given a note page, a graphic organizer to get them through the planning stage of planning, as well as stationary to write their letter.
This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.
Please note, I have this project listed as taking a week. This would be the approximate length if you used this as a complete project using the stages of writing.
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