Instead of assigning your children their normal writing schoolwork, why not take a little break and let them choose one of these clever creative writing prompts? For added fun, have them read their stories after Thanksgiving dinner! Imagine you are the Thanksgiving turkey.
About This Unit Overview The focus of teaching with The First Thanksgiving online activity for this age group is to explore the experiences and historical significance of the Pilgrims' voyage, settlement, and first harvest celebration. Use technology tools to access, explore, and synthesize information on the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plimoth colony, Wampanoags, and the first Thanksgiving Develop an understanding of the Pilgrims' experiences and hardships while traveling to and establishing a settlement in the New World Develop an understanding of the colonial and Wampanoag cultures of the early s Compare and contrast lifestyles of the Pilgrims and Wampanoags Interpret information from timelines Understand and identify cultural and social changes from colonial times to the present Read for detail Participate in a variety of active writing activities Demonstrate comprehension through experiential response Reflect on what has been learned after reading by formulating ideas, opinions, and personal responses Set Up Depending on the grade level and maturity level of each class, activities can be facilitated as independent work, collaborative group work, or whole class instruction.
If there are fewer computers than students, group the students by reading level.
Assign each student a role: If there are more than three students per computer, you can add roles like a team leader and a team reporter. If you are working in learning stations in your classroom, break your class into different groups.
Have rotating groups working on the computer sreading printed background information, holding smaller group discussions, and so on. Details are described further in the individual lesson plans.
You may want to create a special display of Thanksgiving books in your classroom library. Include room for the projects that your students will create through the unit. Assessment These writing-based tasks incorporate the three types of writing required by the Common Core Standards.
Use one or more as a culminating assessment for your students. Narrative Task Imagine you have a pen pal in another country who is a student your age.
The student knows little about U. In a friendly letter, tell the student the story of the first Thanksgiving. Your story should follow the true events of the first Thanksgiving that you have studied in these lessons. Be sure to write about the main participants.
Use details from what you have read and studied to support your letter. Use a friendly letter format Tell the story of Thanksgiving while remaining faithful to the true events Use details from the texts you have read to support your story Expository Task Using the graffiti wall that you have worked on during the lessons on Thanksgiving and the Mayflower Compact, explain the purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Be sure to discuss the events that led to the first Thanksgiving, as well as the people involved. Use details from the lessons. Explain the purpose of the Thanksgiving holiday Talk about the events and people involved in the historical Thanksgiving Use details to support your answer Argumentative Task The year is and you are a Pilgrim.
A fellow Pilgrim expresses to you that the Pilgrims should not be celebrating with the Wampanoag Indians. Respond to your fellow Pilgrim.
Build an argument for why Thanksgiving should be celebrated with the Wampanoags. In your response, remember to:Thanksgiving Writing Thanksgiving Activities Thanksgiving Crafts Writing Lessons Writing Activities First Grade Parade First Grade Writing Kindergarten Writing Literacy.
Fifth grade Thanksgiving worksheets and printables are great for the holiday-enthused child in your house. Try our fifth grade Thanksgiving worksheets. Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts, especially for the holiday.
Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts. Students will enjoy Learning About the Pilgrims with these resources containing background information, writing activities comparing Pilgrim children to today's children, and games.
Pilgrim Children - Pilgrim Study Unit (Lesson 7 of 7). Printable Thanksgiving worksheets. Word search puzzle, Crossword Thanksgiving cryptogram, Turkey writing paper, and more.
Writing Story Pictures. Thanksgiving - Turkey Sign. Here you'll find the 5th grade Thanksgiving spelling list, along with worksheets, puzzles, and a test form. See also. You will find some Thanksgiving and November writing prompts below that contain underlined links.
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Find 40+ pages of Thanksgiving activities, lessons, and printables that K-6 students can use to explore the rich historical and cultural aspects of this all-American holiday in their Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies lessons.