The purpose of the lesson and follow-up activity is to build your "little elves’" knowledge about persuasive writing and their writing skills. Following instruction, students are given a fun and engaging prompt that will allow them to apply their new knowledge immediately. This package includes notes and handouts to aid in teaching the features of persuasive writing, how to write persuasively, and tips for effective persuasive writing. A concise graphic organizer is included to help students organize their thoughts. In addition, festive holiday paper is included for students to write on. As a follow-up to this activity, several other persuasive holiday prompts are included. Your little elves will knock your socks off as they creatively explain just why they deserve to join Santa's workforce!