Thanksgiving Writing

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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  1. The Thanksgiving Reading and Writing Bundle offers an informational text, comprehension activities and two engaging persuasive writing projects fo celebrate a uniquely American holiday.
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Thanksgiving Writing is fun persuasive opinion writing project designed to showcase Thanksgiving. Every student can identify things he or she enjoys about Thanksgiving: the food, traditions, family gathering from far and near, parades, football, recounting of family stories, a break from school and work, the signal to the start holiday season, the anticipation of winter sports, the list goes on and on.

***Thanksgiving Writing works especially well AFTER Thanksgiving.***

The step-by-step, highly scaffolded nature of this project ensures success for all students and makes it a perfect project for homeschooling families and to leave for substitutes.

In this project you will find:

•All student instructions and recording sheets

•Clearly scaffolded directions that insure success for all

•Thematic paper for drafting and/or writing final copies of student essays

•An editing checklist with a list of commonly misspelled words

•A scoring rubric based on the Common Core State Standards

You might also be interested in my Thanksgiving Informational Reading and Activity Pack, Save a Turkey! Persuasive Writing Fun and Thanksgiving Reading and Writing Bundle. I also offer Christmas Informational Reading among many other popular seasonal favorites in my store.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.


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