Writing About A Christmas Day Celebration

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Other
Length of Time
1 hour
Description

In this lesson, students will write about a Christmas Day Celebration they had with their family. They will write their stories in first person.

Goals

Students will learn:
To use specific words in a story
To write a personal experience story
To use description
To organize a plot and develop the story

Materials Needed

Worksheet
Pencils and Erasers or Pens and Whiteouts
Notebook Paper

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will explain how students will develop the structure of their story.

They are to write their stories in first person point of view. They need to write about a personal experience they had with their families on Christmas Day.

Students can write their stories using a humorous mood or a serious mood.

They will use the following worksheet. Students need to use some or all of the words included in the worksheet. They also need to include descriptions that appeal to the senses. Worksheet - Writing A Christmas Story

Directions: You will write about an event in your life that happened on Christmas Day. It can be something that is humorous or serious. It must be a true experience in your life.

Turkey, Christmas Day, Giving, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Table and Tablecloth, Chairs, Decorations, House - Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room - Guests, Desserts, Dishes, Silverware, Glasses, Presents, and Activities.

Some of the words are suggestions. You need to describe the house such as kitchen, dining room, and living room.

You also need to describe these room using the senses, touch, hear, sight, smell, and taste.

Grading

You can grade them on sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and if they have include at least some of the words in the list.

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