Are you looking for a fun holiday writing activity that gets your students engaged AND still meets standards? This 11 page document is aligned to the CCSS for second and third grade, but could easily be adapted for 1st or 4th and 5th grade as well.
1 page of teacher instructions for before, during and after reading strategies for the story: How Santa Got His Job.
1 page of CCSS met by the activity.
1 Help Wanted ad for elves
1 Elf Application
1 Opinion Organizer
2 Final Draft Writing Papers (new!)
2 Response Letters from Santa (new!)
It helps to read the book How Santa Got His Job, but you could still do the activity if you don't have access to the book.
Check out my September Common Core Activities here: September Activities
Check out my October Common Core Pumpkin Unit here: October Activities