This assignment gives students the opportunity to create their own holiday writing by utilizing the RAFT strategy. Students select the role, audience, format, and topic for their writing. All of the choices have a holiday theme. For example, students may decide to write a letter to Santa from Rudolph's point of view explaining why he deserves a pay raise. However, for those students who may not celebrate a winter holiday, there is the opportunity for students to create their own topics with teacher approval.
CAUTION: This assignment may cause smiles, giggles, and enjoyment while writing. Excessive excitement may require additional class time for students to share what they write. Recommended with the use of candy canes during the countdown to winter break!