Don’t you wish you could teach fun Thanksgiving writing prompts and activities that both celebrate the holiday and academically challenge students?
These fun turkey crafts, writing prompts and graphic organizers are your answer.
Get everything you need for your Thanksgiving lesson plans while pairing it with fun books and stories about Thanksgiving.
Don’t Eat Turkey! (opinion)
Need a fun opinion writing prompt for Thanksgiving? Try, Don’t Eat Turkey, Eat …..
Let students practice the art of persuasion by having them persuade you to eat their favorite food on Thanksgiving instead.
Let’s save the turkeys and bring the joy of the holiday into the classroom.
Pair this Save the Turkey! activity with the read aloud Turkey Trouble.
The funny story and easy to use graphic organizers and templates are sure to get pencils moving in your classroom!
Thanksgiving Gone Wrong (narrative)
Have you ever had a day where it just felt like EVERYTHING was going wrong?
What about a holiday?
Let students imagine up the most creative, funny holiday with this fun Thanksgiving Gone Wrong writing prompt and craft.
Students will use graphic organizers to go through the writing process and will top it off with a fun craft and bulletin board.
How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner (procedural)
Do YOU need a laugh this holiday season?
Nothing is funnier than listening students describe how they think that Thanksgiving dinner should be made.
Students will use different worksheets to plan their pieces, then publish a fun flip book and craft to take home to their families.
My Turkey in Disguise
Disguising a turkey is a fan favorite Thanksgiving project in the classroom.
Bump up the academics by having students not only disguise their turkey, but DESCRIBE their turkey.
They can describe the turkey’s disguise, as well as come up with different interests, likes and dislikes that their turkey has.
This fun project will have students giggling and pencils moving in no time.
How to Catch a Turkey (procedural)
What happens when a turkey gets on the loose?
Well of COURSE students need to catch it!
Students will love reading the book How to Catch a Turkey and then coming up with how they would catch a turkey at their own house.
This fun writing prompt, project and flip book makes a great project to do during the week or month of Thanksgiving.
Macy’s Day Parade (informative writing project – digital)
Do you want to add some fun but educational writing into your November lesson plans?
Have students read Balloons Over Broadway, learning about the history of the Macy’s Day Parade.
Then, give students time to compile notes on how the floats have changed over time.
Finally, have students compile their knowledge into an informative piece about the parade.
You can top off this fun project by allowing students to create a float of their own and share it with the class.
November Writing Journal
Looking for a quick and easy daily routine?
Get students writing (or typing) every single day with this fun November Writing Journal.
Students will spiral through writing informative, narrative and opinion pieces all centered around fun fall and Thanksgiving topics.
This makes a great warm up, early finisher activity, bell work, or daily morning work.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving writing prompts or activities in your classroom?
Drop your ideas in the comments below for us to check out!
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