Thanksgiving Writing for First Grade

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Thanksgiving Writing for First Grade is the perfect packet to engage your students in a variety of holiday writing activities and booklets. The Thanksgiving writing topics include Pilgrims, turkeys, Native Americans, family Thanksgiving traditions, fall activities, Mayflower, being thankful, response to Thanksgiving literature, the first Thanksgiving, and more. It works well as a guided writing, small and whole group writing, or for your writing or literacy center.

The packet includes:
• Thanksgiving KWL Chart - write what they know, want to learn, and have learned as students learn about Thanksgiving.

• Write a List! – draw pictures and write a list of Thanksgiving writing ideas.

• It’s Thanksgiving! Main Idea/Details – complete a graphic organizer by writing a main idea about Thanksgiving and details to support it.

• Learning About Thanksgiving – write, illustrate, and share facts about Thanksgiving.

• What can you write about the Mayflower? – draw and write about the Mayflower.

• Thanksgiving Web – complete a web graphic organizer with words and/or pictures that describe Thanksgiving.

• I Am Thankful Letter – write a letter telling what you are thankful for.

• A Thanksgiving Story – write and illustrate a Thanksgiving story.

• How many words can you make from the letters in Thanksgiving? - cut the letters out and use them to make words from the letters in “Thanksgiving.” Write the words.

• It’s Turkey Time! – write about the Thanksgiving dinner.

• A Thanksgiving Turkey Description – finish the turkey. Color and describe the turkey.

• Colors of Thanksgiving – complete the sentences about the colors associated with Thanksgiving.

• How to Cook a Turkey – draw and write about the steps needed to cook a turkey.

• Thanksgiving nouns and verbs – write a list of nouns and verbs that describe Thanksgiving.

• Thanksgiving Dinner nouns and adjectives – write a list of nouns and adjectives that describe Thanksgiving dinner.

• A Thanksgiving {acrostic} Poem - write phrases that describe Thanksgiving and begin with each of the letters in Thanksgiving.

• I can read a Thanksgiving book. – write and illustrate a favorite part of a Thanksgiving book.

• Retell a Thanksgiving Story - retell a Thanksgiving story by writing about and illustrating the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

• Thanksgiving Traditions – draw and write about Thanksgiving traditions with family and friends.

• Dress the Turkey – dress the turkey by drawing clothing on the turkey. Describe the turkey.

• I Am a Pilgrim Booklet – complete sentences to write about life as a Pilgrim.

• Thanksgiving Things – write and illustrate lists of Thanksgiving foods and decorations.

• I can write Thanksgiving sentences. – write a sentence for each of the given Thanksgiving words.

• A Thanksgiving Story - draw and label the setting, character(s), problem, and solution of a Thanksgiving story. Evaluate the story.

• The First Thanksgiving – write about the first Thanksgiving (includes a word bank).

• The Feast Booklet – cut out the pictures of favorite foods.Glue one picture to each page in the booklet. Complete the sentences and color the pictures to complete the booklet.

• All About Turkeys – write facts about turkeys.

• Learning About Turkeys– draw, write, and share information about turkeys.

• Funny Turkey – draw a picture of a funny turkey. Describe the turkey.

• Pilgrim Facts – draw and write facts about Pilgrims.

• Compare and Contrast Pilgrims and Native Americans – draw and/or write what is the same and different about Pilgrims and Native Americans.

• How to Make Pumpkin Pie – draw pictures to show the steps in making a pumpkin pie. Write sentences to describe each picture.

• I can read about Pilgrims. – draw and label the setting, character(s), problem, and solution of a Pilgrim story.

• I can write about Native Americans. – read, write, and share about Native Americans.

• Compare and Contrast Thanksgiving and Christmas– draw and/or write what is the same and different about Thanksgiving and Christmas.

• Writing Center Printables – Thanksgiving notes and writing paper to use at a writing center.

Includes graphics &/or fonts copyright Dianne J. Hook. www.djinkers.com. License #: 12159215601.

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→ This packet was updated November 2016. If you purchased it before this date, download it again to get the updated version.

For more Thanksgiving activities see:
Talking Turkey and Thanksgiving Literacy and Math Activities and Centers
Thanksgiving Math Centers First Grade
Thanksgiving Literacy Centers
Thanksgiving Writing for Firsties
Thanksgiving Writing for Second Graders

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Thanksgiving Writing for First Grade
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Thanksgiving Writing for First Grade
Thanksgiving Writing for First Grade