How to Catch an Elf Christmas Writing Prompt for Google Slides with Videos

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My students loved this fun, digital writing activity! I paired this with the book "How To Catch An Elf" for the students to brainstorm their own ideas! Thanks!
My students loved this activity. We talked about how we could catch an elf. I love how organized it was for my students.
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Looking for a fun and digital component to add to your Christmas writing prompts? Get students writing (or typing) about How to Catch an Elf with this student friendly Google Slides activity.

Book Recommendation for How to Catch an Elf Writing Prompt:

This resource pairs well with How to Catch an Elf, but is not needed for the project.

Digital Google Slides Components for How to Catch an Elf Writing Prompt:

ALL teaching videos for writing about How to Catch an Elf are already included.. simply assign and go! Excellent for digital learning, distance learning, homeschool teachers, hybrid teaching, guest teachers, student teachers and the average busy teacher!

Students will practice basic skills on Google Slides while working on writing down their ideas for how to catch an elf. ALL TEACHING VIDEOS are included, or can be replaced with videos that you make. Simply assign, and students will be ready to go.

How Long Will How to Catch an Elf Writing Unit Take?

This unit includes 5 lessons for one week of writing.

Week Overview:

  • Monday: Introduction and Prewrite - Students will learn to add bullet points to their graphic organizer. Optional hook - record a video or find a video online reading aloud the book How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace
  • Tuesday: Draft - Students will write a basic topic sentence and their first 2 steps with sequencing words
  • Wednesday: Draft - Students will finish their last 2 steps with sequencing words and add a basic closing sentence
  • Thursday: Revise/Edit - Students are walked through using a revising and editing checklist
  • Friday: Students are taught to add photos and to use a rubric to check their work before turning it in

What's Inside the How to Catch an Elf Writing PDF:

A PDF linking to:

  • Teaching Google Slides Presentation
  • Student Planning Template - Google Slides
  • Student Publishing Template - Google Slides

Who is the How to Catch an Elf Writing Prompt For?

This was designed for second graders, but can easily be implemented in first and third grade classrooms.

These lessons build on each other, so might go through previously covered topics rather quickly. If you would like the comprehensive resource, upgrade to the bundle.

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Total Pages
25 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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