Not my Gumdrop Buttons: A Persuasive Gingerbread Christmas Writing Activity

Free in 4th
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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26 pages
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Are you looking for a festive way to have your class practice the art of argument? Well than, this is it! This prompt and the resources ask the
class to write from the perspective of the a gingerbread cookie who is persuasively asking Santa (or a kid) to not eat them as a midnight snack.
The students will eat this persuasive writing activity up. There is a lot of ELL and hesitant writer support embedded in this pack.

Here is what is included in "Not my Gumdrop Buttons!"

- 2 Circle Mind Maps: to help jump start their prewriting
- 2 One sided Flow Mind Maps: to help students generate convincing arguments
-3 completed circle maps for hesitant writers or to help differentiate instruction: persuasive transitions word bank, personal pronoun word bank and 7 possible arguments appropriate for this prompt.
-A Reason and Explanation T-chart: great to use as a mini lesson, reference tool or to model to hesitant writers
-A hook mini poster: a great reference tool for their interactive notebooks and a fun mini lesson with appropriate hook examples that correspond with this prompt
-A Flee map: for drafting process
-Student Self Editing Checklist: for the revision process
-4 Festive Writing Papers: for the final draft
- A Gingerbread girl/boy craftivity: for the bulletin board and for fun!

Set your students up for success with this exciting writing unit that is a fun spin on persuasive writing!

Help your kids practice the Art of Persuasion all year! Check out these other festive activities:
Persuasive Peeps
Wait, Wait! Don't Shoot! Thanksgiving Turkey Persuasive Essay
Total Pages
26 pages
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