Inspire your students to explore their creativity with this fun Christmas literacy activity. This resource includes 2 tasks: a narrative writing assignment (individual) and a skit assignment (in groups).
This resource package contains three sets of Christmas writing/drama prompt cards (setting/character/scenario) which can be used for literacy activities for Grades 4-8. The cards meet Ontario language and drama curriculum expectations. The resource contains a description with learning goals and success criteria for both tasks.
Task 1: Christmas Narrative Assignment
Task 2: Christmas Skit Assignment
Ontario Curriculum Expectations (Grade 4-8)
1. generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;
2. draft and revise their writing, using a variety of informational, literary, and graphic forms and stylistic elements appropriate for the purpose and audience; 3. use editing, proofreading, and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression, and present their work effectively;
1. listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
2. use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;
B1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process (see pages 19–22) to process drama and the development of drama works, using the elements and conventions of drama to communicate feelings, ideas, and multiple perspectives; B2. Reflecting, Responding, and Analysing: apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings in response to a variety of drama works and experiences