Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Writing Activities {No Prep ELA Lesson}

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If your students love to ☺chat☺ as much as mine when they return from Thanksgiving Vacation, leverage that excitement for a meaningful and fun writing activity! With these 3 no prep welcome back from Thanksgiving Break activities, students talk to their classmates about their vacations to complete a "Find Someone Who" activity. Next, they discuss their vacation and complete a Venn diagram comparing the events of each partner's break. Finally, students write a 2 paragraph comparison & contrast essay to explain how their Thanksgiving Break was similar to and different from their partner's break.

Give yourself the gift of a no-prep & stress-free way to return after break!

Save your lesson planning brain power with no-prep activities for after EVERY break⛄ and save $ with the big Welcome Back from Vacations BUNDLE with ELA activities for returning from Thanksgiving, Halloween, Winter Break, Spring Break, Easter, Summer Vacation , and the Weekend!

Thanksiving Writing Activities & Game Directions:

1. Copy the "Find Someone Who" game and the Venn diagram printables back to back for each student (your choice of color or black and white). Have students move around the classroom and find classmates that did each of the activities listed on the "Find Someone Who" activity. Challenge students to find a different person for each space. Students sign boxes with the activities they did during break.

2. Students partner up to discuss their breaks one-on-one while they complete the Venn diagram to compare and contrast their Thanksgiving Break to their partner’s break.

3. Finally, students use the writing prompt page to write 2 paragraphs explaining how their break was similar and different from their partner’s holiday. Point out the key word example boxes and writing checklist for differentiation and writing support. You may also wish to differentiate by having partners collaborate and write their essays together.

4. Students share their writing at the end of your ELA time!


Includes 3 no prep activities for Monday in color & black/white:
1. "Find Someone Who..."
2. Venn diagram for comparing the weekend
3. Comparison and contrast writing prompt page


☮, ♡, & happy teachering!
-Amber Genzink

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Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Writing Activities {No Prep
Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Writing Activities {No Prep
Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Writing Activities {No Prep
Welcome Back from Thanksgiving Writing Activities {No Prep