Writing Prompt Ideas for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and teachers will want to educate their students on what the holiday is about: Being thankful is just one of the important factors behind the holiday, and teachers can bring a number of writing prompts into their classrooms to help their students understand that fact. Education World has gathered a list of writing prompt ideas for teachers to use in the classroom before students set out for Thanksgiving break.
Friday, November 6, November Writing Crafts November writing is all about being thankful - thankful for what we have and for what others have done to allow us to have what we have!
From Thanksgiving to Veterans Day, there are a ton of great writing activities and prompts you can do in November! The first event we write about in November is Election Day! There are a lot of great books you can read and then follow it up with a writing activity about Election Day and why it is important to vote.
My favorite activity is to have a class vote! Do a few silly mock votes first where students simply raise their hands with their heads down since voting is supposed to be confidential and tally it up on the white board and count it up with them for some sneaky tally marks math practice as well ; You can ask silly questions like "Would you rather be a dragon or a unicorn?
After all the votes are in, you can empty the box and go through each vote, saying it out loud and adding a tally mark on the board As you can see in the green "My Vote" writing activity above, I wrote 2 choices on the ballot - extra recess or craft - for students to choose from.
The ballot I provide is empty so you can write, or have students write, any 2 choices in there that you want. Then, they mark their vote and write about it. I love this activity because students get to participate in a vote that matters to them and see that every vote counts and matters. Pick something to vote on that they care about - maybe which activity they do Friday or what snack to have that day.
Veterans Day Writing Activities Veterans Day is a time we say thank you to the veterans that have served our country. I created these fun Veterans Day crafts to honor our veterans. I made both a male and female soldier and both a male and female patriotic kid so you have a few options to choose from.
You can use them to write letters to soldiers or to write about Veterans Day and why we celebrate it.
These make great bulletin boards if you give each student a boy or girl craft to color like themselves and let them choose red, white, or blue paper as the background - it makes a really awesome patriotic display! These are all in the Veterans Day Writing Activities pack.
I also made Remembrance Day writing activities for those of you who celebrate Remembrance Day: I made ones for Canada with the Canadian flag For Australia with the Australian flag This will really help their writing later! I am loving owls recently! How cute are these little Thanksgiving owls??
There are so many great things you can talk about of the differences of how they lived then vs. This is a fun little writing craft you can do to see how much they learned about pilgrim life or just as a fun creative writing piece! Have students color themselves as a pilgrim and use the fun writing prompt to imagine themselves as pilgrims!
Attach feathers to their pencils to make writing quills like the pilgrims would use! All you need is a pack of long Thanksgiving colored feathers and some tape. You can secure them really well with just a little piece of tape around it - be sure to leave enough pencil room for their hand to grip the pencil with.
It just makes writing so much more fun! I remember getting to do this when I was learning calligraphy and I just thought it was the neatest thing as a kid.
If you have enough LED candles, you can also turn the lights out for this writing activity and turn on LED candles around the room to make it even more realistic.
I also made a writing craft activity for learning about The Mayflower for some great nonfiction writing practice. For some how to writing practice, brainstorm with students the steps you would take to make an apple pie. Have students fold a paper into sections however many sections for the amount of steps you teach them and write the steps you created together for them to take to their seats and write.
For opinion writing practice, have students write about what kind of pie is their favorite! Have them brainstorm why and add as many details as possible.
For older or more advanced students, they can start out with the pages with more lines and still add the "extra" pages to the back so these can be used with such a variety of learners and all do the same activity on their level.
You can get all of these Thanksgiving writing activities in my Thanksgiving writing pack.IF COMING UP WITH INTERESTING WRITING ACTIVITIES for your Middle School students has become a chore, I’ve got you covered with these FALL WRITING PROMPTS, that include 32 task cards.
Imagine how nice it'll be to concentrate more on your teaching and less on planning. This BUNDLE is made up of many FALL THEMED activities that are unique, engaging and fun. Thanksgiving and Turkey Class Books and Literacy Activities.
NEW ready-to-go printable versions now available for this activity: This is a patterned writing activity for practicing nouns, verbs, describing words, and quotation marks.
Each turkey disguises itself as another animal to fool the farmer. "FREE End of Year Memory Book with 3 Student Writing Templates and a Free-Writing Page! Your students will love this end of year activity!" "What a great end of year activity to do with children." "New Year Library Centers - Library Learners" "Free Thanksgiving writing activity from Laura Candler!
This step-by-step lesson includes. Science and Thanksgiving are not two things that I typically put together. However, I recently found some really fun Thanksgiving science activities that involve Thanksgiving food.
Make sure you check this site out if you are interested in a few more Thanksgiving science activities. Floating Cranberries This first science activity explores whether cranberries will float. Thanksgiving theme activities for your Pre-K and preschool classroom. Literacy, math, printables, book lists and more to make learning fun!
The Thanksgiving syllable clothespin activity is available in the Thanksgiving Literacy Packet located in the printables section below.
Give each student a Thanksgiving stamping grid . The First Thanksgiving Teaching Guide: Grades 6–8. Through these lesson plans and The First Thanksgiving online activity, students will explore the relationship between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag, including their experiences, actions, and decisions relating to the settlement of Plimoth colony.