Following the film, ask students to write about the film’s accuracy. What information about the history of Thanksgiving seems questionable?
If necessary, ask students to conduct a little fact-checking research to support their evaluation.
Asking students to practice writing thank you emails (or letters!
) blesses others and also helps students to hone their real-world writing skills.
Try one (or more) of these ideas this Thanksgiving to engage your students and share some laughter.
Reading and Writing Haven will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.Keep students writing in November with Thanksgiving-themed creative writing prompts.These topics can be used as journal free writes or paragraph-writing practice. In this Thanksgiving creative writing activity, students are asked to imagine their favorite kind of pie and describe what happens next when they see the pie sitting on the counter, just waiting. Story Starters: Image of Theresa Wooler " data-medium-file="https://i0com/teacherblog.evan-moor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/contributor-theresa-small1.png?Have fun this November with third grade Thanksgiving worksheets and printables!Looking for a way to engage your secondary ELA students this holiday season?To further tie this activity into your writing standards, have students work on properly citing their facts in MLA format. Ask students to get together in small groups and discuss behaviors, attitudes, and dialogue that convey an attitude of gratitude.Do the characters in each book do similar things…or different?Through trial and error, I’ve found that the best approach is to channel their energy about the upcoming season in lessons instead of plowing through our units as usual. It’s also important to maintain the integrity and rigor of our curriculums. Have students watch the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving cartoon.I like to use a simple comprehension movie guide to keep students’ attention and to guide discussion.To add an option for writing instruction, have students start with brainstorming.Walk them through the entire writing process with just this one simple sentence.