Thanksgiving Writing Prompts for Middle School PRINT and DIGITAL
These Thanksgiving Writing Prompts are a fun and challenging Thanksgiving Activity for your middle school students! Perfect for Grades 5 and up (could work in 4th grade depending on the level of your students)!
These 14 Thanksgiving writing prompts are laid out in a quilt-style (similar to our Reading Response Quilts) in order to help you differentiate for your students.
Prompts range from simple to challenging! You can assign prompts, have students choose, assign one a day for a week, or use them for the 14 days leading up to Thanksgiving! Use however you choose!
INCLUDED IN THIS UNIT:
- Instructions for Use: We walk you through and provide you with suggestions for how to use each of the resources included in this unit.
- Figurative Language Cheat Sheet: Good narrative writing requires strong use of figurative language devices. This cheat sheet (which is FREE in our TpT store) is a great way to review with students, provide examples, and have students come up with their own. Use this resource to review and prepare students to use figurative language in their own Thanksgiving Story or Response!
- 14 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts: Prompts range from simple to challenging and can be used to differentiate your instruction in your classroom! Please see below for two examples of the prompts we've included.
- Thanksgiving Lined Paper: A place for your students to write their final drafts! You can have your students also draw an accompanying picture and hang up their writing and picture side-by-side for a cute Thanksgiving bulletin board!
- Narrative Writing Rubric: This rubric is a great resource to help you assess your students' writing. This is not specific to this Thanksgiving resource, so you could make use of this rubric in any other narrative writing unit you use in your classroom! We have also included an EDITABLE version of this rubric - you will need PowerPoint in order to open and edit.
- Bulletin Board Letters: Finally, we have included bulletin board letters that you can print on colored paper and cut out that read, "WE ARE THANKFUL."
WRITING PROMPTS SAMPLES:
- "Complete the story: The table is set with Mom's best plates, the pecan pie is cooling on the windowsill, the guests are about to arrive. Suddenly, a loud THUMP is heard from the kitchen. Dad races to the living room where I am putting the finishing touches on the pumpkin centerpiece, 'We've got a problem here,' he bellow ..."
- "From a turkey's perspective, write a persuasive speech about why Thanksgiving dinner should be strictly vegetarian."
OTHER THANKSGIVING RESOURCES FROM EB ACADEMICS: