Snowy Day Writing Activity

6 01 2014

Snowmen at Night             Snowmen All Year

Snowmen at Nightby Caralyn Buehner She has also written Snowmen All Year.

Since we are in the middle of a huge winter cold freeze and lots of snow, I thought I would share a short create writing activity that you can do with your class.

I recently read to my students, Snowmen at Night. It is a neat book about snowmen that come alive at night and the adventures that they have. After the students llisten to the story, I give them a choice of various writing activities that they can do. I then have them share it with the class.

Here is an example of my activities:

TALK IT UP!

Create a dialogue   between snowmen/ snowwomen about how to keep their late night fun a secret   from humans.

EXTRA, EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Create a news report. You can use your own   winter ideas or use the article heading:
  Snowman seen running around town!

WHAT IF?

Take your snowman on   a journey through the seasons! What if a snowman/   snowwoman was alive all year long? What would you have to teach him/ her   about since he/ she is only used to cold weather? What activities would he/   she love to partake in?

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY!

Create a debate between   a snowman and the sun or winter and summer. Give reasons why they don’t like the other.

SING A SONG!

Create a song about   snow, cold, snowman, winter or anything related. You can write it to the tune of a Christmas   song, or take lyrics from a popular song and change them to fit your topic.

CONVINCE ME!

Have a snowman/   snowwoman persuade a kid to help keep him/ her alive and not let him/ her   melt.

MY LIFE!

Write a story from   the perspective of a snowman/ snowwoman. Tell us about the good and difficult times in the life of a snowman/snowwoman.

POETRY TIME!

Brainstorm words   related to winter to create a poem. Some types of poems you may want to   choose are: free verse, two   voice, This is Just to Say, Thirteen Ways of Looking At a Blackbird, limerick   etc..

YOUR CHOICE

If   you want to take a topic from a square and pick a different genre than   listed you may.

If  you have another idea, see the teacher for approval.








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