The Winter Break Pre-Write Think Sheet is meant to spark some ideas that students can use to build a personal narrative story about their winter break. It can also be used as an ice breaking activity after returning from winter break. Students are eager to share what they did with teachers and classmates and this worksheet is a great tool for that. As a next step I have my students provide 2-6 details depending on grade level that will help to tell their story. If they can do that then they have a topic they can write about.