Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, get your students back into school mode with this creative writing activity!
Start by having them work in partners and brainstorm things Santa might do now that Christmas is over and write them on their web.
Will he take a vacation? Buy a motorcycle? Will he shave his beard so the kids won't recognize him? The possibilities are endless!!
Gather the students in a whole group and have them share the ideas they came up with. If they hear an idea they like, have them add it to their sheet. Then, have them circle the main idea they would like to focus on for their writing piece.
Next, have them write their story using the graphic organizer, then peer edit, conference with you, and write their final copy.
Finally, your kids will love making this ADORABLE Santa!
Be sure to attach their writing piece to his hand and put them on display!
Click here to download the file from Google Docs:
Click here for the Santa tracers:
**Please note: if you purchased our Crazy for Christmas unit on TpT, these tracers can also be used for the Santa Character Traits and Santa Simile files. Similar tracers are included with that unit; the only difference is that the ones above include measurements for some extra details**
Print everything off, make the tracers, and you've got your writing planned for your first week back...yeah!!!!