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Writing Task Cards: Winter Holiday Writing Prompts
Common Core Aligned
My holiday gift to you . . . 12 days of writing prompts! These writing task cards are unique because they provide a bit of background information about each holiday, so they can be a teaching tool as well as a writing tool! Pique your students curiosity about traditions around the globe and give them the gift of a broader worldview by using these writing prompts to introduce them to the beauty and diversity of cultures around the world!
12 task cards, each containing a thoughtful, creative, and FUN writing prompt that commemorates winter holidays around the world, including:
St. Nicholas Day
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe
New Year's Eve
Use Writing Prompts as Warm-Up Work, Bell Ringers, Class Enders, or for Writer’s Workshop!
Writing Prompts are used to . . .
Activate prior knowledge
Help students make personal connections
Foster critical thinking
Prepare students for discussion
Increase background knowledge and broaden worldviews
Informally assess student knowledge about a given topic
Increase engagement in Think-Pair-Share activities
This 10-page product includes:
12 Task Cards containing 12 original writing prompts
Common Core State Standards
These 12 prompts are excerpted from:
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