Friday, December 9, 2011

A Holiday Freebie for "Olive" my Fans

One of my favorite books to read at Christmastime is Olive the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. So I thought I'd make a fun writing activity to go with it... and make it FREE!

What I have created is a persuasive writing activity based on the book. Olive is a dog who mishears a lyric to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and thinks she is a reindeer. Students will listen to and discuss the book and then choose an animal they would like to be. They then fill out a Job Application as that animal to be a part of Santa's reindeer team. That information is used to write a persuasive letter to Santa listing at least three reasons why their animals would make a great addition to the team. Included in this Olive the Other Reindeer Persuasive Writing Activity packet are the directions and reproducibles for the Job Application and the Letter to Santa.

If you do not own this book, it would be a great one to add to your holiday collection. Find it here at Amazon:


  1. Thank you so much. Awesome!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE Olive!

    We are focusing on persuasive writing in our classroom right now, perfect! Thank you!

    Oh My Little Classity Class


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