These Christmas writing prompts are perfect for the interactive writing notebook, writing center, and writing workshop. These lists work across all genres, including personal narratives, opinions, and expository/informational writing.
How many of you have your students make lists to include inside their writer’s notebook? Specifically, at the beginning of the year. How many of you only have your students refer back to them if they say they don’t know what to write about? What if students created lists and actually knew how to use them and used them continuously throughout the year? Not only would lists become useful, but the entire writer’s notebook would become a real tool for students. No more making lists and abandoning them!
Here is how it works. Students spend a day creating a list, and they really do like doing this. Over the next couple of days, your students are using those lists to do quick writes, each time choosing a different topic. They are rehearsing topics that could possibly turn into full-blown drafts down the road. On the fourth day, students reflect on their quick writes, choose their most favorite, start it over, and they write a more in-depth piece. This last piece may eventually lead to a draft, or it may simply be left as something they wrote and were passionate about.
What’s included in Christmas List Writing Prompts (Any day lists)
Check out this blog post to learn more about writing from a list.
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