Balloons Over Broadway - A Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Activity

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I always look forward to reading Melissa Sweet's book, Balloons Over Broadway to my students in November. I show a video of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade before reading the book and then we complete this fun activity!

Students create a balloon for the Thanksgiving Parade and then write a persuasive letter to try and get it into next year's parade! If time allows, students can create their balloon too!

Included is:

* 2 letter writing pages (one in color and one in black and white)

*a brainstorming page for their balloon creation

*a brainstorming page for what to include in their letter

**It is super helpful if you have access to the book Balloons Over Broadway to give students the background knowledge about how the balloons are made!


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