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The month of December is always so busy!
I'm trying to keep my kids engaged, keep my kids on task, and keep my head above water.
As often as possible, I give my students choice in their assignments to keep their interest. Writing menus are the perfect tool for this. They allow students to choose their topics and they allow you to assess multiple styles of writing.
With this December Writing Menu, students will write one research paper, one persuasive paper, and a poem. Of course, you can always modify the assignment for your students by instructing which topic/category they should write.
This writing menu works great as a sub plan or can work as a multi-day project.
Topics students will pick from:
Holiday Season: Not specific, so students from all backgrounds can complete this.
Human Rights Day
National Day of...
Google Classroom-Friendly Research Tracking Sheet - Students can track their resources as they research. This sheet is simple and can be used for any research assignment.