Whether young or old, the idea of the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop is one that fascinates us all. What happens in the North Pole? What does it look like? What do the elves do all year long?
This fun writing task gives students a chance to create an Elf Training Guide for a new elf in the North Pole. Each area of the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop is a page in the training guide. Students must use creativity to create a guide to each area of the workshop, explain what the elves do in this area, and describe how the job gets done.
This fun activity gives students practice with their writing skills. There are two different sets of directions to meet the needs of all students, or to use as a quick task vs. a more in-depth writing task. The quicker writing option gives the directions for writing for students, but doesn't include any specific writing skills. The second option, which can be used for a more in-depth writing task, asks students to use an introduction sentence, conclusion sentence, main idea (key idea), imagery, figurative language, and word choice. You can select the set of directions that best meets the needs of your kiddos!
Directions, a pre-writing organizer, and a 15 page Elf training guide with a cover is provided. Each page gives a title for the section of Santa’s Workshop, with images to spark ideas for what occurs in the area, and space to write a description for the training guide.
Here is what is included:
* Teacher’s Guide
* 2 sets of directions
* 2 pages of pre-writing organizers
* Elf Training Guide Cover
* Introduction to the North Pole Page
* Santa’s Main Toy Factory
* Expert Toy Maker Headquarters
* Manufacturing and Wrapping Department
* New Elf Training Headquarters
* Behavior Monitoring Center (to see who is naughty and who is nice)
* Mail Center-sorting and inputting Christmas Lists
* Santa’s Office
* North Pole Café: Elf Kitchen and Break room
* North Pole Café Menu
* Santa’s Sleigh Shop
* Reindeer Stable
* Sleigh Launch Pad
* Sleigh Flight Control Center
* Santa Tracker Control Tower
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