This lesson provides a mentor text and a prewriting activity to help students choose a person to write to. It then breaks down the process of writing a sincere, meaningful thank you letter for students including sentence starters. This is a one to two day lesson. (You may just have students finish the letter for homework and show it to you the next day rather than taking it to two days. I actually only use one day for it, and students usually finish their letters during my 45 minute class period.) Many students will write more than one letter. You will find my teaching notes in the presenter comments area below the slides in the powerpoint file. I have also included a link to a Thanksgiving music playlist on Youtube. ENJOY!