Looking for a way to engage students in writing right before a break? This is a perfect project before Thanksgiving, the winter holidays, school vacation, or summer!
This product can be used to channel the excitement of the holidays into a productive and fun writing project. Students brainstorm their own holiday and traditions. Then, they use claim, evidence, and reasoning to persuade the appropriate governing body to adopt the holiday. Kids love designing and defending their very own holiday!
This writing project is Common-Core aligned to W.1 for grades 3-6. It requires students to be creative in both design and persuasion.
-2 graphic organizers with directions
-rubric (4 point scale)