Make the most out of your holiday teaching season with this persuasive writing activity. Pair it with a Reindeer Directed Draw and you are golden!
Your students are sure to love exploring persuasive writing while discussing the job application process.
Use the Help Wanted page for a read aloud or for independent reading (lexile 900-1000) to spark conversations.
Mount your finished products on construction paper and display around the classroom or on a holiday bulletin board.
Product includes everything you need to work through persuasive writing steps. Students are presented with Santa's problem. Next, students complete a Reindeer Job Application with the final section used to form their topic sentence (opinion on why he/she should be selected). Then, students use the Reindeer for Hire graphic organizer to plan their letter to Santa. The graphic organizer includes sections for the topic sentences, three reasons, three examples for each of the three reasons, and a closing sentence. Finally, students use the graphic organizer to write a letter to Santa convincing him why he should hire them for the position.