Christmas Writing for Teens: Choice Menu with 40+ Prompts {December}

Secondary Sara
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7th - 10th
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  1. Need a writing system for older students that is unique, easy to differentiate, and accomplishes SEVERAL genres of writing? Use this series of choice menus to keep students consistently writing! This set of activities is ideal for... • Sub plans • Building up student confidence or engagement as wri
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Need a new Christmas activity that is easy to differentiate and accomplishes SEVERAL genres of writing? Need something engaging to help you make it to winter break?

Very similar to my activities for Halloween and Thanksgiving, his highly flexible, choice-oriented project gives students 40 prompts across 8 high-interest topics: charity, giving, toys, traditions, music & film, controversy, Christmas Eve & Morning, and free choice.

Use the provided brainstorming page, rubric, and story starters to make this project easy to implement and assess; adjust the scope of the project to the length of time you need it to occupy. (I am suggesting up to 2 weeks, but it would be simple to lengthen or narrow the focus.)

This 5-page download includes:

Prompts: 2 pages of 40 prompts in 5 genres across 8 topics

Rubric: a Common Core-aligned rubric by genre (including grammar!)

Brainstorming: page of at-a-glance planning across genres

Story Starters: 28 story starters to help with the creative writing component (divided by topic)

Wait! This product is INCLUDED in my Writing Prompts for Teens Bundle: a YEAR of Choice Menus!

CCSS Standards assessed include: W.1, W.2, W.3, W.7, L.2, L.4

Last File Update: July 2019


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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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