Christmas Writing Activity Dear Santa I Can Explain

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Runde's Room
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4th - 7th, Homeschool
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14 (+ black and white copies of all pages)
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This is a very creative product. My kids really enjoyed writing their letters. I this will become a tradition each year. We just add a different spin each time.
My students really have a lot of fun with this! I always end up laughing way too much about their explanations.
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Dear Santa ... I Can Explain is a fun holiday or Christmas activity that has students writing a persuasive letter to Santa from the point of view of a well-known villain from childrens' stories, movies, fairy tales, etc.

Writing in role, students must convince Santa that they don't deserve a spot on the naughty list - what they are infamous for has all been a misunderstanding.

This resource contains a full set of instructions, brain storm web, completed brain storm web, pre-writing graphic organizer, 5 different sheets of Christmas stationery, a drawing page, and a completed letter. I have also included a picture of how I display these projects on a bulletin board display.

Note: This resource has been updated to include a rubric as well as b&w copies of all the pages.

For a fun drama activity to accompany this writing activity, check out my Dear Santa, I Can Explain Drama Circle.

*** This resource is included in my Christmas Activity Bundle which you can see by clicking HERE. ***


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Total Pages
14 (+ black and white copies of all pages)
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
4 days
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