First Thanksgiving Informational Essay Common Core TN Ready Aligned

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Use my product to help students write an informational essay about the first Thanksgiving! It is Common Core and TN Ready aligned for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Have students read the two texts I wrote about the first Thanksgiving. Then have them respond to the writing prompt using one of my graphic organizers (I included one for helping students write 1 paragraph and another one for helping students write 5 paragraphs). Differentiate by utilizing the 1 paragraph model for students who aren't able to write 5 paragraphs. Grade them using the included Rubric. Display them using the cute turkey-themed stationery.

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1. Text 1: I wrote this text to give students some general information about the history of the first Thanksgiving.
2. Text 2: I wrote this text to narrow in on more of the specifics of Thanksgiving history.
3. Prompt and Tips: This is the writing prompt and a list of "tips" that students should follow to write their best essays. The tips will help them meet the expectations on the rubric that you will use to grade their essays.
4. Graphic Organizers: Help students visualize the components of an informational essay. Version A will help students write 1 paragraph. Version B will help students write 5 paragraphs.
5. Exemplars: Use my examples to show students what you expect. Version A shows an example of 1 paragraph. Version B shows an example of 5 paragraphs.
6. Stationery: Lined paper with a black and white turkey that kids can color and lined paper with no graphic.
7. Rubric: Grade students' writing using my Common Core aligned rubrics. Version A is for 1 paragraph, and Version B is for 5 paragraphs.
8. Standards: All of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Common Core/ Tennessee TN Ready state standards are listed for you.

Common Core / TN Ready Standards:
3rd Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.A
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.C
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.D
Provide a concluding statement or section.

4th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.A
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.C
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2.E
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

5th Grade
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.A
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.B
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.C
Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.D
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2.E
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
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First Thanksgiving Informational Essay Common Core TN Read
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First Thanksgiving Informational Essay Common Core TN Read
First Thanksgiving Informational Essay Common Core TN Read
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