Making a class book, was one of my 1st grader's favorite writing activities. These booklets were also a much sought-after option during quiet reading time.
Here's the scenario for this fun December writing prompt: Santa's reindeer are sick! Who will pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve? Students choose an animal and write why they think they would be a good choice, then illustrate their page. Collect and collate your students' contributions and make into a class book. I've included a cover.
Read your completed book as a whole group, by having each student read their own page when you come to it. Be sure and make one of your own, or share the completed sample that I've included in the packet.
This packet will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo.
After which time it will up-dated and put in my TpT shop. Click on the link to see the new, 9-page "Who Will Pull Santa's Sleigh?" Writing Prompt Packet.