Christmas Writing Activity: Unemployed Elf

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Description

Here is a Christmas writing activity where each student is an unemployed elf seeking a job at the North Pole for the Christmas Season. This creative project will ask students to apply for one of the North Pole job openings (candy maker, barn assistant, toy maker, etc.). Then, students will need to fill out a job application, have someone write a letter of recommendation, write a cover letter, and interview for the job. Watch student engagement and interest soar with this Christmas Unemployed Elf writing activity!

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Included in Digital Resource:

  • Teacher Tips & Resource Links Handout (3-pages)
  • Elf Application Directions (2-pages; Google Slides™)
  • Elf Application (3-pages; Google Slides™)
  • Elf Application Example (3-pages; Google Slides™)
  • Employment Rubric (1-page; Google Slides™)
  • Certificate of Employment (1-page; Google Slides™)

Included in PDF Resource:

  • Teacher Tips Handout (1-page)
  • Unemployed Elf Student Handout (3-pages)
  • Elf Employment Application Handout (1-page)
  • Cover Letter Template Handout (1-page)
  • Editable Cover Letter (1-page)
  • Employment Rubric (1-page)
  • Certificate of Employment (1-page)

Common Core Standards Covered:

W.3.1

W.3.4

W.3.5

W.4.1

W.4.4

W.4.5

W.5.1

W.5.4

W.5.5

W.6.1

W.6.4

W.6.5

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Christmas, writing, creative, fantasy, elves, activity, common core,

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30 pages
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With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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