Thankful Journal: Gratitude Interactive Writing Booklet for Thanksgiving

Teacher Karma
Grade Levels
1st - 4th
Formats Included
  • PDF
26 pages
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I Am Thankful Journal is an interactive writing journal booklet that will inspire your students to show their gratitude and practice important writing skills at the same time.

While these I Am Thankful Journals are perfect for using during the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays, they are actually appropriate to use any time of the year.

You will find differentiating for your students a snap with this writing kit. I have included journals that have pre-written thankful prompts, as well as blank journals for students that are able to create their own topics for writing. These journals will work for any grade level.

Your students will have the opportunity to practice the following writing skills:

  • Idea development
  • Organize ideas
  • State an opinion
  • Include details to describe thoughts and feelings
  • Focus on a topic
  • Demonstrate command of writing conventions
  • Demonstrate vocabulary knowledge

Included in this writing download:

  • 5 different journal covers to choose from:
  • - girl version
  • - boy version
  • - owl pilgrim boy and girl version
  • - banner version
  • - journal style version
  • Thankful book list to use during mini-lessons / read alouds
  • Mini Journals are 7 pages long, but only use 4 sheets of paper
  • Journal pages include a place to add writing, illustrations, and labeled tabs
  • Writing topics included in the I Am Thankful Journals:
  • - I am thankful for my family because...
  • - I am thankful for my school because...
  • - I am thankful for my friends because...
  • - I am thankful for my community because...
  • - I am thankful for my home because...
  • - I am thankful for __________ {blank}
  • Entire set of blank journal papers that are appropriate for advanced writers or older students
  • Thankful Journal Writing Checklist
  • My Top 10 Thankful List handout
  • Teacher tips

This product is part of a Thanksgiving Writing BUNDLE. Follow the link below to save money: Thanksgiving Writing BUNDLE!

More Thanksgiving Resources for you:

Thanksgiving Foldables - Interactive Notebook

Thanksgiving NO PREP Printables

Arthur's Thanksgiving Literacy Kit

Thanksgiving Writing Bundle

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All the best!

Jen Bradshaw

Total Pages
26 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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