Christmas Writing - Persuasive Letter Writing and Elf Application Project

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Christmas Writing, Christmas Creative Writing, Elf Application

HO HO HO! 'Tis the season Santa needs extra ELVES on staff!

Help Wanted at the North Pole! is a festive writing project, encouraging students to exercise their creativity and practice the "art" of writing a letter of interest.

Students will begin by listening to How Santa Got His Job by Stephen Krensky (not included) and completing a corresponding graphic organizer. Next, students will receive a Help Wanted at the North Pole! advertisement from Santa, and decide which North Pole department they would like to be employed in if they were to be hired as an elf! They will go through the entire writing process as they "apply" for a job at the North Pole, practicing a real-life skill. They will pre-write (brainstorm), listen to mini-lessons/ draft a letter of interest, revise and edit, and then publish their work. To finalize their project, students will create a North Pole Elf from their letter of interest and the provided stencil templates.

Includes the Following:

Teacher Instructions

How Santa Got His Job Graphic Organizer & Answer Key Suggestions

Help Wanted at the North Pole! Advertisement

Example Letter of Interest (Great for projecting on the whiteboard).

Example Letter of Interest Handout

Hire Me as an Elf! Graphic Organizer

Scoring Rubric

Final Draft Paper

8 Goal (Objective) Posters in student friendly language

5 Vocabulary Posters

Revising / Editing Focus Poster & Handout

Improve Your Voice! Poster & Handout

North Pole Elf (Craftivity) Teacher Instructions and Example

North Pole Elf Stencils

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Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
Provide a concluding statement or section.
Provide reasons that support the opinion.


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