This resource includes three different writing activities to use in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving! They require no prep, just printing and would work great for use during reading/writing class or for early finishers, literacy centers, homework, or just when you have a few minutes here or there to have a little Thanksgiving fun!
All pages have been designed to give you printing flexibility (color or ink-saving black & white).
There are three, different, lined pages designed to accommodate the writing needs of students in grades 2-6.
Editable rubrics are included for all pieces.
The resource includes the following activities:
1. (How-To Writing)- Students are given a choice of 5 different Thanksgiving day scenarios. They select one and design a menu for Thanksgiving dinner. They choose one item from the menu to write an expository piece explaining how to prepare their Thanksgiving menu item.
2. (Persuasive Writing)- Students are asked to send an invitation inviting friends and/or family to sample the Thanksgiving dinner item they prepared. They have to persuade their guests to attend the party.
3. (Descriptive Writing)- Students pretend they have traveled back in time and are standing in the middle of a Pilgrim village. They are asked to write all about the sounds, sights, tastes, and smells they experience there.
4. I designed four Thanksgiving/fall season bookmarks just because I love reading and want students to enjoy it too.
All of these writing activities would make a great bulletin board or hallway display.
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Teresa Dempsey-Now's the Time Design