This unit has materials to teach the three different kinds of writing that are required in the Second Grade Common Core ELA Standards. Students will write a narrative about a time that they had Thanksgiving Dinner with their family. They will make a cute "plate" of food to go with this story. Students will write a persuasive paper to try and convince their parents to let them have a turkey for a pet. Students will then make a turkey in a "turkey house" for their pet. Finally, students will write an informational paper on Squanto. There is an information sheet for students to read and two planning mats for students to write their stories. Finally, students will make a canoe with Squanto in it. Each story has directions, planning mats, story paper for students to write their completed stories on and a craft for each story. I have also included example story planning mats for each story as well as a picture of the story paper with the craft. This November writing pack contains enough writing to last for the month of November. The finished products make great hallway or bulletin board displays!