This Thanksgiving themed lesson will walk students through how to create an essay about what they are most thankful for. It begins with the building blocks of a good paragraph. Students work together to brainstorm ideas. They can see a completed graphic organizer and model paragraph. Then, students expand their writing to create an essay. The graphic organizer is expanded to include more details. After constructing good body paragraphs, the students add an introduction and a conclusion. Finally, students select one of three writing prompts for their own essay.