Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Student Created Holidays

The Wonder yesterday at Wonderopolis was, Why Aren't There More Holidays?  As part of the Wonder, Wonderopolis encouraged their audience to create a holiday.  We took a few minutes to write in our "Wonder Journals" what our holiday would be, why we would have that holiday and how the holiday would be celebrated.  My students were so excited to write about a holiday they created.  They had some awesome ideas and reasons for their holidays.  After having my students create a holiday, I began thinking that this would be a great lesson for persuasive writing.  What an authentic way to engage students in trying to persuade why a new holiday should be created. 

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