If you're looking for Christmas and New Year's activities in your classroom, these Christmas Writing Activities are for you. There are many ways to use the Christmas Narrative Writing resource in your middle school classroom. Includes both Christmas and New Year's themes in both print and digital versions, as well as enrichment and modifications, so this Christmas NO-PREP activity meets all your students' needs.
You can assign this creative writing activity to each student, allow the students to work in pairs, or assign as a shared writing activity. This Christmas and New Year's activity can be completed in 1 class period or as a springboard for more lessons on narrative writing: punctuating dialogue, flashbacks, building suspense, using figurative language, etc.
❤️Why you will LOVE this resource!
This Christmas and New Year's activity is the perfect way to bring FUN and CREATIVITY into your classroom. Middle schoolers love celebrating the holidays and seasons, and this resource harnesses their inner imagination. With themes like Christmas Adventures and A New Year, there is truly something for every student!
✅Your Christmas Writing Resource Includes:
- 2 Themes: Christmas Adventures and A New Year. The students can choose their theme, and the character, setting, event, and song/object that will appear in their story. That means there could be over 150 unique short stories in your class.
- Enrichment version allows your students to create their own character, setting, event, and song/object.
- Differentiated version removes the stress for your students by giving them preselected items that tie together in a way that is sure to spark their imaginations.
- Hooks handout teaches your students great strategies for writing a catchy hook and examples for your challenged writers to use if they are finding it difficult with how to begin their short stories.
- Printed stationery for your students to write their stories.
- Full DIGITAL version so your students can complete this assignment electronically using Google Slides.
- 2 Google Docs for your students to type their short stories.
- Notes to the Teacher with the many ways to use this assignment with your students.
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