Thanksgiving Writing Activity Middle School

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Looking for Thanksgiving Activities to use with your Middle School Students? These printable worksheets include a Thanksgiving writing prompt that will help your students engage in ELA curriculum while expressing their gratitude for someone in their lives!

This No-Prep, Print & Go Thanksgiving Writing Activity includes a Gratitude Essay Assignment Sheet, Pre-Writing Assignment, Gratitude Writing Paper, a Sample Essay for students to model, and a Grading Rubric!

What's Included in Thanksgiving Writing Activity?

  • Teacher Guidelines and Instructions
  • Basic Lesson Outline
  • Gratitude Essay Writing Assignment Sheet
  • Gratitude Essay Pre-Writing Assignment Sheet
  • Gratitude Essay Writing Paper
  • Gratitude Essay Model
  • Gratitude Essay Grading Rubric
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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 tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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