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Santa Stuck In the Chimney Writing Activity

6th Grade ILA CLASS
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Dana Hoover

on 14 December 2015

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Transcript of Santa Stuck In the Chimney Writing Activity

Santa
Claus

Blitzen
REVIEW
TRANS in LATIN denotes movement! Transition words/phrases will move you from one sentence to the next, clearly and efficiently. Some people call them BRIDGE words and phrases.

TRANSITIONS show a change from one idea to another....one step to the next. Transitions create FLOW. Flow makes it easier for the reader to follow what you're saying.


I wonder where Santa came from?
He came from the dutch version called Sint Nikolaas or Sinterklaas.
What does he look like?
Santa wears red clothing
white gloves
A hat
He has a beard and glasses
AND he's fat!
Does Santa have a wife?
Yes!
Who?
Mrs. Claus!
So what was the purpose of the song? (PIE) Prove it!
Santa lives in the North Pole with all of his elves and reindeer.
The End!!!!
Naughty children get coal!
Some of Santa's clothing
By
And
Lindsey
Loniello
Merry

Christmas
and
Happy
New
Years
!
FUN FACTS ~
Santa is also known as St. Nicholas
About 6 million Christmas trees are grown in Europe each year
Did you know that Santa Claus is called Sheng Dan Lao Ren in China, Father Christmas in England, Papa Noel in Brazil and Peru, and Pere Noel in France?
Jokes ~
What did Santa say to Mrs. Claus as he looked out the window?
I think it's going to rain, dear (Reindeer)
Where did Santa stay on the holidays?
At a ho-ho-tel
What does Santa like to have for breakfast?
Mistle toast!
BREAKING NEWS!
We interrupt your terrific
teacher to bring you this
news bulletin!
Your Objective: Come up with a list of CLEAR and CREATIVE directions to UNSTICK a STUCK SANTA!!!

REQUIREMENTS:
1. You must use transition words.
2. Your directions must be creative and original!
3. You may not HARM Santa or anyone in the process.
Get out a piece of paper and write the transition words/phrases you hear!
YOUR OBJECTIVE:
With your group, prove that you can use transitional words and phrases to write clear directions. Your directions will be titled: HOW TO DRIVE MY TEACHER CRAZY!!! Remember to put a comma after the transition!SS
writing music
HO HO UH OH!
Your Objective: Come up with a list of CLEAR and CREATIVE directions to UNSTICK a STUCK SANTA!!!

REQUIREMENTS:
1. You must use transition words.
2. Your directions must be creative and original!
3. You may not HARM Santa or anyone in the process.
4. You must come up with an art portion to present with your directions. (see next frame)
This marks the end of this
prezi!!!
So how do you go about putting transition words into your writing?T
RECAP:
As shown in the demonstration, you can write your story first and then go back to add in the transition words! So this is something you can do in the REVISION stage.
Do you think Santa Claus has it easy?

What are some pros and cons of being Santa?

What troubles may plague Santa?
Without commenting on Santa's physical appearance, why might some elves grumble about him?
How could life be difficult for an elf?

What would happen to Christmas if the elves staged a revolution??

What would happen to Christmas if the elves revolted and refused to work?
We are going to read a story titled, "How Santa Lost His Job" to see the North Pole happenings from the point of view of an elf.
REVIEW: TRANSITIONAL WORDS
-How many transitional words and phrases do you hear?
Transitional Words / Phrases
Review:
1. Why do we need them?
2. When do we add them?
3. Can you name some?
4. Listen to song. Do you hear them?
What do you know, excluding
physical details, about Santa's elves?

Did that video clip portray the elves as generally happy or sad?
Without commenting on the physical appearance, give a character trait that describes an elf that works for Santa. Then, prove it!
Dennis the Menace is a little boy that knows how to drive people crazy. Watch!
YOUR TASK:
Write a paragraph or 2 about how to drive a teacher crazy. Make sure to include lots of transitional words and phrases!
In a moment you are going to focus on how to drive a teacher crazy! Let's watch some kids that are experts.
RULES: NOTHING MEAN, GORY, or DANGEROUS.
BREAKING NEWS...
Sorry to interrupt your AMAZING teacher, but we have some sad news...
The Writing Process: When and How Do We Insert Transitional Words and Phrases into something we've written?
The Grinch : Backstory
How did he become so Grinchy?
CHARACTERIZATION: THE GRINCH
STATIC versus DYNAMIC characters
POST-READING:
1. Was the Grinch a STATIC or DYNAMIC chaacter?
Prove it!

2. CHARACTER MOTIVATION:
A. What is it?
B. What was the Grinch's motivation?
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