Motivate and engage your students to generate creative narrative writing essays when they become employed by Kris Kringle at The North Pole Times! This writing unit will inspire your students to work to their fullest potential in order to recieve an official paycheck from Kris Kringle! This unit includes: welcome letter to students from Kris Kringle, official The North Pole Times planning and publishing pages, story feature cover page (for title, summary and illustration/drawing), The North Pole Times Pay Rates (scoring rubric), and official The North Pole Times paychecks signed by Kris Kringle! Bind your students' work (copy cover pages with stories) to create a special class book of students' feature stories! Great for holiday gifts!