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How to catch an elf

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In this fun story, an elf helps Santa Claus deliver presents to children all around the world. The only thing is, children have set traps in their homes to catch him! Follow the elf on his journey as he attempts to deliver presents without being caught in the STEAM inspired traps! Do you think the children will catch the elf?

story grammar

Main Character: the elf

Setting: children’s houses the night before Christmas

Initiating Event/Problem: the children set traps in their homes to catch the elf 

Feelings: confident, determined

Plan: the elf planned to help Santa deliver presents and avoid getting caught in the traps

Action: The elf and Santa delivered presents while trying to avoid the traps. The traps got harder to dodge throughout the story.

Consequence: the children didn’t catch the elf

Ending: the elf and Santa enjoyed pizza together after delivering all of the presents

summary (SWBST)

Somebody: the elf

Wanted: to help Santa deliver presents to children around the world

But: the children set traps in their homes to catch them

So: the elf, along with Santa, worked hard to avoid getting caught in the traps

Then: the elf and Santa enjoyed pizza and went home  

past tense verbs

tried, missed, decided, filled, zapped, laid, brought, caught

plural nouns

toys, boys, girls, eyes, treats, kids, candy canes, gifts, traps

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describing

cookies, milk, candy cane, cat, ham, pizza

compare & contrast

Santa & an elf, ham & turkey, cookies & cake, cat & dog, candy cane & lollipop

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