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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? These text-based informational writing prompts with articles take all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. This December writing prompt is a great resource to use around your winter break or during any winter holiday activities.


The print and digital resource includes printable differentiated articles and many graphic organizers to help students learn how to write informational essays. Have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students explore the articles to get ideas on how to respond to the December holidays writing prompts. This writing resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice.


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be shipped to you. The digital download will be sent to your email.


This text-based informational writing resource includes:

  • Two differentiated articles at varying Lexile levels:
    - Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights (925-975 & 1010-1080)
    - The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa (1050-1100 & 1150-1185)
    - Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (1000-1025 & 1075-1125)
  • December holidays writing prompt: The articles detail different celebrations that take place in December. Think about a holiday that you celebrate in or around December. Choose one of the three celebrations you read about and write an essay comparing that celebration to your own. Support your ideas with descriptive details, as well as examples and information from the text.
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Planning sheet (three variations to choose from)
  • Final draft paper
  • Essay planning sheet
  • Seven-day lesson guide (lesson plans are NOT print and teach, but give you suggestions and tools to build a lesson to meet your students' needs)
  • Editable writing lesson plan template
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version


Here are some other text-based information writing resources you might like:

Opinion Writing Prompt - Tiny Home Living

Opinion Writing Prompt - Real Tree or Artificial

Opinion Writing Prompt - Valentines Day

Opinion Writing Prompt - Presidents Day Writing Activities: Washington and Lincoln

Text Based Informational Writing Prompts: Differentiated Digital Resource MLK


As always, thank you for browsing! Please ask any questions you may have about my resources!


Jessica Bradley - The Learning Room


*This is not a physical product. Nothing will be shipped to you. The digital download will be sent to your email.

December Holidays Writing Prompts: Informational Text Writing Prompts

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