THANKSGIVING READING AND WRITING RESOURCES
This Thanksgiving bundle contains a wide variety of fun and creative reading and writing activities to hold your students’ interests during the Thanksgiving season!
INCLUDED IN YOUR PURCHASE (Click Titles For More Information):
THANKSGIVING FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE
Includes a print-ready worksheet with 17 Thanksgiving phrases that include an example of either metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, oxymoron, or onomatopoeia. Also included is a detailed answer key for you to mark or review the answers with your students!
THANK YOU, M’AM by Langston Hughes (Short Story)
Includes a 15 Slide Powerpoint presentation to guide you through the lesson. Presentation covers author and short story background info, pre and post discussion, answers to questions, analysis notes on dialect, allusion, and conflict.
Also included is a foldable assignment booklet (requires double sided photocopying or printing). Included in the booklet are 4 reading/analysis questions (answers in the Powerpoint), a character analysis graphic organizer, and a creative response prompt to the text (students write a thank-you letter to Mrs. Jones).
• A link to a video example of allusion is also included. (Youtube required)
*** Please note that due to copyright reasons, the full text of the story is NOT included. If you would like a copy of the story, you can search "Thank You, M'am Full Text" in an internet search engine. ***
THANKSGIVING PERSUASIVE WRITING
Includes a 14 slide Powerpoint presentation introducing the assignment. Also included in the presentation: Tips for writing persuasively (factual vs emotional, counter arguments, formal vs informal) as well as a detailed explanation of the organization of writing with explanations and examples.
You will also receive a prewriting sheet to accompany the information from the Powerpoint and a good copy sheet that looks great on display.
THANKSGIVING MENU ASSIGNMENT
Students get a "Thanksgiving Menu" and must choose one assignment/prompt to complete from the side dish, main course, and dessert categories. This can be used with any short story or novel your students are reading in class.
Also included is a detailed student handout with the choices from each category and two graphic organizers that students can use if they choose particular assignments (venn diagram, and comic strip)
THANKSGIVING DESCRIPTIVE WRITING
Includes a 9 slide Powerpoint presentation that covers the following topics: What is descriptive writing?, What is imagery?, Using Comparisons, Metaphors, Similes, Hyperboles (examples included), and Final Assignment Information
You will also receive two student pre-writing graphic organizers where students can develop imagery based on the 5 senses, and develop strong figurative language before completing their good copy!
TEACHER FEEDBACK ON THIS RESOURCE
♥ Another wonderful product from Presto Plans!
♥ Love this package!! My kids a fun time with the persuasive writing!! thank you!
♥ Amazing. What fun activities to do the day before Thanksgiving break. I love fun yet educational activities for the students no matter what grade they are in. Thanks.
♥ Thanks! I think my students will especially enjoy the persuasive letter to the farmer.
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