Christmas ABC's Writing Prompt

Christmas ABC's Writing PromptProject Summary
The Christmas Alphabets Project originated at East Arcadia School, Bladen County Schools, Riegelwood, NC. The example was created by a student in Eva Lightner's sixth grade class. Students from Jefferson Junior High, in Oceanside, California participated in the writing exchange.

Suggested Grade Level and Audience
3rd through 8th

Estimated Time Required
1-2 weeks

Student Learning Objectives

  • To learn new vocabulary words
  • To discuss holiday ideas
  • To practice writing, editing, and revising
  • To reinforce word processing skills
  • To communicate with a distant audience
  • To engage in electronic transfer of information

Writing Prompt

Think of a holiday word or phrase for each letter of the alphabet. (Write out the complete sentences as in the sample)

Student Sample:

Christmas Alphabet

by Ann Jenkins

A is for the ANIMALS in the stable.

B is for the BABY in the manger.

C is for the holiday CHRISTMAS.

D is for the DINNER we eat.

E is for EXCITEMENT of children.

F is for the big FEASTS we have.

G is for GOD who was born that day.

H is for the HOLLY we have on our wreaths.

I is for the ICE some people skate on.

J is when we sing the song "JINGLE BELLS".

K is for KRIS KRINGLE who brings gifts to people.

L is for the LOVE we have on this day.

M is for the MANGER that Jesus was in.

N is for the NAUGHTY children that don't get presents.

O is for the ORNAMENTS we put on the tree.

P is for the people we give PRESENTS to.

Q is for the QUESTIONS people ask you such as, "What did you get for Christmas?"

R is for Santa's REINDEER that help him get to places.

S is for SANTA who brings gifts to everyone around the world.

T is for the Christmas TREES lit with plenty of lights.

U is for the UNUSUAL gifts we receive.

V is for VERY pretty Christmas trees.

W is for the WREATHS we put on our doors.

X is for XMAS, the symbol for Christmas.

Z is for the stuffed ZEBRA I want for Christmas.



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