Writing Christmas Narratives Digital and Print

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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55 pages
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This Christmas and Hanukkah writing unit has been updated to include a separate Google Slides™ Christmas and Hanukkah version to use with distance learning, an instructional slide show, and additional word lists and graphic organizers.

This writing activity will motivate even your most reluctant writers. It provides CHOICE and includes the TOOLS and GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS necessary to plan and write great narratives with either a Christmas, Hanukkah, or winter theme. I wrote this unit for primary students, but it can be used with students in grades 1-5.

Kids love writing stories about Christmas and Hanukkah – trips to pick out the Christmas tree, visiting Santa, presents, and winter fun are just a few of the story plots included in this product.

Students can select the plot, setting, and characters for their story, which allows each student to create their own unique story. No more having each student respond to the same writing prompt!

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Students often struggle with writing because they are told to “start writing.” The graphic organizers provide opportunities for students to think about their stories and plan before they actually begin writing. There is also a writing checklist students use to make sure they have all the necessary elements in their story before they submit the final product.

TIP: Do not put out all the cards at any one time in the center. Too much choice is overwhelming, especially for younger students. There are enough cards so you can put out a few each week. I would select 6-8 problem cards at any one time to put out. In the digital version, you can edit the product to limit the choices and select the choices you want to assign.

PLEASE NOTE: The download included in this file contains a PDF file with the link to all the files on Google Drive. You will click on each file to make a copy of the file on your own Google Drive.

THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  • A poster about the elements of a Christmas Adventure Story (digital and print)
  • Setting, Character, Problem, and Items Cards - includes some Chanukah and generic winter prompts in both digital and print.
  • Word Lists Transitions, Vivid Verbs, Character Traits, Christmas Words, and Sensory Words - digital and print.
  • Graphic Organizers for Story Map, Story Summary, Setting, Characters, and Sensory Words - digital and print
  • Checklist for your story - digital and print
  • Christmas themed papers to write stories on - digital and print.
  • Narrative Writing Rubric - digital and print

NOT INCLUDED: The graphic and the letters on the bulletin board shown in the preview ARE NOT part of this product. There are instructions in the directions on how to print a large graphic for a bulletin board if you wish to make one.

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Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

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