This writing activity is a fun way to encourage the students to write their opinions and then be able to support them. The students will brainstorm thoughts and ideas of how they can persuade Santa to visit their house this Christmas. They will complete the prewriting graphic organizer to help them organize their thoughts. The students will write a reason that Santa should visit and provide a detail to support that idea. This writing assignment can be adjusted to fit all levels of writing. The students should write a concluding sentence to finish the writing. I have also included a checklist for the students and a scoring rubric for this writing assignment.
Common Core Standands
2.W.1 I can write an opinion and give reasons to support my opinion.
2.L.1& 2.L.2 I can write a complete sentence using correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
3.W.1 I can write an opinion and give reasons to support my opinion.
3.L.1 & 3.L.2 I can write a complete sentence using correct capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and subject verb agreement.
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