Persuarive Writing: 3rd grade Elf Letters
This is a writing assignments that can be completed during the month of December. Student will pretend they are an elf and write a letter to Santa asking him to hire them for a specific job. Students will use the graphic organizer to organizer their ideas.
They should include:
- 3 reasons
Each reason should include their reason, detail, an example.
A few sample jobs include:
- Gift Wrapper
- Reindeer Care Taker
- Head Cookie Baker
- Sleigh Mechanic
- Santa’s Secret Service
- Naugthy or Nice List Checker
- Toy Maker
- Holiday Decorator
- Candy Cane Maker
- Santa’s Navigator
- Santa’s Scouting Team
- Present Delvieryman/ Deliverywoman
Common Core Standards
W.3.1.a Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
W.3.1.b Provide reasons that support the opinion.
W.3.1.c Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons.
W.3.1.d Provide a concluding statement or section.