These ELA Holiday Writing Activities will engage your students while building paragraph writing skills.
The RACE Writing Strategy is a structure to help students answer passage-based, short response questions in a formal style, with using clear reasons and evidence from the text, and to provide concluding statements.
This packet does not specifically mention Christmas or any other holidays by name. It does mention "holidays" and the things people do to celebrate during the season. I made sure the images and content were all as secular as possible so it would be appropriate for most, if not all, students.
Why use the RACE strategy? This mnemonic device is especially helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, but it can also be a helpful scaffold for all students. It teaches students to do what good writers do naturally—restating the question in a complete sentence, answering all parts of the question, citing evidence and fully explaining.
This Download Contains:
♦ Student resource introducing the RACE strategy
♦ Example passage and RACE response
♦ 10 passages and short response questions
R: Re-state the question
A: Answer all parts of the question
C: Cite the text to provide evidence
E: Explain your citation
Teachers are saying...
♥ "I LOVE and have used your products in the past. I was thrilled to find RACE selections with a holiday theme!! This will be a consistent, fun addition to my student's instruction through this difficult time."
Want More Holiday Activities for ELA? CLICK HERE!