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A Christmas writing project where students will complete the full writing process to practice persuasive writing. Students till complete a job application to relate this project to their real life! Students will be convincing others why they should be Santa or work at the north pole.
This project is a mentor text writing project with the story "How Santa Got His Job" by Stephan Kerensky!
Why will these activities help your students grow and make you happy?
Engagement- The students will LOVE applying to be Santa. They will get really creative and enjoy the writing process.
Real Life Skills- Students will get to fill out a real job application. They get to see what an application looks like and the kinds of things they would have to fill out.
Low-Prep- All you have to do is print and go!
In this unit:
-Persuasive Writing Anchor Charts
-Anchor Charts for their Notebooks
-Persuasive Writing Interactive Lesson
-"How Santa Got His Job" reflection questions for after reading
-Santa Job Application
-Rough Draft Sheet
-Final Copy Writing Sheet
NOW ADDED: A choice to have them apply for any position in the North Pole instead of just Santa!
What are others saying?!
Amanda- My students loved this activity, and they even forgot they had to write because they were so engaged with trying to persuade Santa. Great writing activity that I will be using again!
Kelli- This was a fun Christmas activity that encouraged creativity with writing. I loved that it connected the real life experience of applications.
The Disneyfied Teacher- This was the PERFECT way to end our semester!! Thank you so much for the step-by-step help my kids so desperately need. This was AMAZING!
I wanted something that related to the holiday season, but still focused on writing qualities and related to my student's real life! This application is so fun for me because I get to show students what a real application looks like! Also, I love hearing what reasons they come up with as to why they should be santa!
The Friendly Teacher