Thanksgiving Writing

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1st, 2nd
Common Core Standards
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Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving personal narrative writing

Thanksgiving is almost here!

Please note that this file can also be found in our Fall Writing Bundle

This huge step-by-step personal narrative writing unit takes you from learning about Thanksgiving, talking about personal Thanksgiving stories, to understanding the purpose of a narrative, to breaking down the structure of 5 personal narrative frameworks (guided), to working on the grammatical features of a personal narrative (guided), independent writing frameworks, then how to revise and edit writing (peer, self and with a teacher), and finally to student and teacher assessments. This resource maps out the explicit steps of personal narrative writing with a Thanksgiving twist. This resource aims to complement your writing program.

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You may also like our other step-by-step fall writing units:
Pumpkin Informational Writing Unit
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Move through the file in the order it is set out. Children will be given opportunities to work in large and small groups as well as one on one with another student and the teachers, as well as independently.

As mentioned above, the fill includes 5 personal narrative framework for you to choose from.

The personal narrative frameworks you can choose from include:

1. small moment, details (when, where, who and what) and conclusion
2. small moment, beginning, middle and end
3. topic sentence, first, next, then and last
4. topic sentence, details (what happened first, second and third?) and conclusion
5. event, details (actions, thoughts and feelings), event, details and conclusion

The rationale behind the choice of 5 frameworks, is that many schools use different frameworks. This will still be a valuable resource should you change schools. Additionally, the students in each class may need different frameworks depending on their writing levels. Lastly, the different frameworks will suit the two grades this resource is aimed at, being first and second grade.

This file complements the following Common Core Standards for first and second grade:

~ First Grade:

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


~ Second Grade:

Text Types and Purposes:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Production and Distribution of Writing:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question



File contents:

Links to Common Core 1st Grade
Links to Common Core 2nd Grade
Student narrative booklet cover
Personal narrative sequence for teachers

SECTION 1 – LEARNING ABOUT THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Stories (Amazon links)
Thanksgiving Stories (Amazon links)
Thanksgiving vocabulary color – level 1
Thanksgiving vocabulary b&w – level 1
Thanksgiving vocabulary color – level 2
Thanksgiving vocabulary b&w – level 2

SECTION 2 – OUR PERSONAL STORIES

Our stories: our talking informs our writing
Talking about our stories: 5 group activities
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - color
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - watermark
Narrative Talking Task Cards 1-4 - gray
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - color
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - watermark
Narrative Talking Task Cards 5-8 - gray
Thanksgiving writing prompts – color
Thanksgiving writing prompts – watermark
Thanksgiving writing prompts – b&w

SECTION 3 – Modeled & Guided Narrative Writing

Our class writing goal
What is a personal narrative? level 1 – color
What is a personal narrative? level 1 - b&w
What is a personal narrative? level 2 - color
What is a personal narrative? level 2 – b&w
Personal narrative anchor chart – color
Personal narrative anchor chart b&w
Personal narrative features (pencil style) - color
Personal narrative features (pencil style) – wm
Personal narrative features (pencil style) – b&w
Personal narrative features (visual) - color
Personal narrative features (visual) – b&w
Narrative Purpose
Purpose of a narrative poster - color
Purpose of a narrative poster - wm
Purpose of a narrative poster – b&w
Learning ‘about’ narratives: listen, read and write
Why do we listen to a narrative – worksheet
Why do we read a narrative – worksheet
Why do we write a narrative – worksheet
Narrative Structure: whole class and guided sheets
Narrative structure note to teachers
How do you structure a narrative poster – color
How do you structure a narrative poster – wm
How do you structure a narrative poster – b&w
Narrative structure note to teachers
Framework 1 poster: small moment, details, conclusion
Framework 1 breakdown poster
Small moment - whole class/small group activity
Small moment - student worksheet – cut and paste
Details – whole class/small group activity
Details – student worksheet – categorize
Conclusion – whole class/small group activity
Conclusion – student worksheet – draw and write
Framework 2 poster: small mom., beg, mid, end
Framework 2 breakdown poster
Beg/mid/end– whole class/small group activity
Beg/med/end student worksheet – organizing b/m/e
Framework 3 poster: topic sentence, first, next, then & last
Framework breakdown poster
Topic sentence – whole class/small group activity
Topic sentence student worksheet – cut and paste
Framework 4 poster: topic sentence, details, conclusion
Framework 4 breakdown poster
Details (first, second third) whole class/small group active
Details (first, second, third) student worksheet – draw
Framework 5 poster: event, details, event, details & concl.
Framework 5 breakdown poster
Events whole class/small group activity
Events student worksheet – draw and label
Details (actions, thoughts & feelings) whole class/sml gr
Details (actions, thoughts & feelings) st w/sheet – read & write
Narrative Grammar
Personal narrative grammatical features poster
Personal narrative grammatical features wm
Personal narrative grammatical features b&w
Grammar Printables – teacher notes
My Thanksgiving Day story (large print)
Find the nouns worksheet
Sorting nouns worksheet
Nouns: person, place, animal, thing
Find the adjectives
Sort the adjectives
Adjectives: adjective and noun sort
Finding temporal words *
Ordering my story; first, then, finally
Ordering temporal words: first, then, last
Ordering temporal words: first, next, then, finally
Ordering temporal words: first, then, finally
Finding past tense words
Past tense words: past to present tense
Past tense words: present tense to past tense.
Narrative templates

Framework 1 poster: small moment, details, con
Small moment, details and conclusion templates


Framework 2 poster: small mom, beg, med, end
Small mom, beginning, middle & end templates


Framework 3 poster: topic sent, first, next, then
Topic sentence, first, next, then templates


Framework 4 poster: topic sentence, details, con
Topic sentence, details and conclusion templates


Framework 5: event, details, event, details, con
Event, details, event, details, conclusion templates


Extra frameworks
Beginning, middle and end templates

Strengthening my writing: revising and editing
Stronger writing: revising checklist
Stronger writing: partner activity – ask, show, color
Revising my writing bookmark checklist - color
Revising my writing bookmark checklist – b&w
Editing my writing bookmark checklist - color
Editing my writing bookmark checklist – b&w

SECTION 4; INDEPENDENT NARRATIVE WRITING

Blank writing paper for final copy writing
Writing paper with large picture box – 3 levels
Lined paper – 3 levels – boy
Lined paper – 3 levels – girl
Lined paper with small picture box – 3 levels – girl
Lined paper with small picture box – 3 levels - boy
Lined paper – 3 levels

SECTION 5: TEACHER & STUDENT ASSESSMENTS

Student teacher assessment
Student & teacher start assessment blank – color
Student & teacher start assessment blank – b&w
Student & teacher start assessment 1st grade – color
Student & teacher start assessment 1st grade – b&w
Student & teacher start assessment 2nd grade – color
Student & teacher start assessment 2nd grade – b&w
My pumpkin rated student assessment 1st grade
My pumpkin rated student assessment 2nd grade



Please note: This file is aimed at teachers teaching the Common Core State Standards and celebrating Thanksgiving.


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Pumpkin Informational Writing Unit


Johnny Appleseed opinion Writing Unit


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