Do you ever have a fun, holiday project that you want to share with students, but you're not quite sure how to include multiple standards? That is why I have created this project! I love to have students share a family tradition, especially at the holidays. I have created this project in order to allow them to share family traditions, while also addressing multiple common core standards. The standards addressed include:
ELACC2W2: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
ELA CC2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- Creates documents with legible handwriting.
ELACC2SL4: Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
The product includes an anchor chart, a graphic organizer, a sample completed project, steps that walk students through the process for creating their writing, and a rubric! My students love this project because it allows them to share something about themselves with their peers. I love the project because I enjoy getting to know my students and families, plus it gives me a lot of opportunities for grading.