Ugly Christmas Sweater Writing & Craftivity {Persuasive & Descriptive Writing}

Free in 4th
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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23 pages
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Sometimes is it hard to get students to want to write, especially during the Winter when some of them seem to already be on vacation! So why not make writing fun with this creative project that allows them to create their very own Ugly/Tacky holiday Sweater?! This set has 3 mini lessons and 3 thinking maps to help even the most hesitant writers succeed.

Included in this set:
-1 Expanding Sentence Mini Lesson Activity- This is a great pre-story writing review of moving beyond simple sentences & into complex ones. This can be done in centers, as a whole group or small group activity. It can easily be used as some morning warm up or for sub plans. They can use their epic sentence to expand upon into an entire story!

-2 Thinking Maps (in Color and B&w) where the students can start planning their argument as to WHY their holiday sweater is the ugliest!
-2 Synonym Pockets plus an extra To help the students add and use more colorful language to their writing.
-1 Comparative/Superlative Chart This will help the students practice those tricky grammar rules and make their arguments more compelling.
-A Flee Map-Planning Page To help organize their argument as to why their Holiday Sweater is the Ugliest!
-A Writing Template-A B&W template where the students can write their compelling, well constructed Final draft.
-3 Sweater Templates-For the students to decorate to make their very own UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER!
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23 pages
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