Creative Writing Prompt | Historical Thank-You Note Activity | PDF & Digital

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Add this fun creative writing activity to your next history or social studies unit! Your students will write a thank-you note to an important person from history. Everything you need for a fun and engaging creative writing activity is included! Printable PDF and Google Drive versions are included.

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This activity can be completed on paper or with any device that supports Google Slides. The included PDF includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the digital resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.


  • Writing Prompt Poster: A full-color writing prompt poster is included. This step-by-step creative writing lesson guides students through the entire writing process.

  • Bubble Map: Students use the bubble map to brainstorm six important historical figures.

  • Pre-Writing Worksheet: The pre-writing worksheet gives students the opportunity to record two reasons why the historical figure is important and how the historical figure made the world a better place.

  • Thank-You Note Outline: A structured writing template is included for students to write their thank-you notes. This step is great for differentiation.

  • Thank-You Note Writing Paper: A black/white and color version of the thank-you note writing paper is included. The final drafts are perfect for bulletin boards or writing portfolios!

  • Grading Rubric: The grading rubric provides students with clear expectations for writing their historical thank-you notes.

  • Examples: An example of a thank-you note is provided to review with students as needed.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.


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