◈ It’s NOVEMBER AND YOU KNOW what that means for your 3-6th grade students. Turkey Day will soon be here, so it’s time to get those creative juices flowing with this Teaching Theme Writing Prompt and Literacy Activities for Thanksgiving. I don’t know about you, but when I think of juices flowing, I can just smell the aroma of turkey roasting in the oven.
BUUUT, I also think about the poor ole turkey and what he must be thinking so I came up with this writing prompt entitled, “If this Turkey Could Talk, What Would He Say?” To be honest, my cousin, an artist, came up with a caricature of the bird, I put it on the bulletin board and what happened is history, the kids loved it. I know yours will too and so will you.
BY THE WAY, IF PLANNING INTERESTING GRAMMAR ACTIVITIES is a chore, I’ve got your back again because Included is a no prep printable ELA/Language Arts package. Can you guess what the themes are, YES! you got it, each sentence is Thanksgiving related. So what more could you ask for…..
IMAGINE how nice it’ll be to concentrate more on teaching and less on planning, especially during this busy time of year when you have other things to think about!
◈ Experts in the field of creative writing have said:
◈ Creative writing cultivates artistic expression.
◈ Creative writing nurtures the thinking process.
◈ Creative writing feeds the imagination.
◈ Experts in the field of grammar have said:
◈ “Grammar is the means through which linguistic creativity is
◈ Grammar is the foundation of language.
◈ Grammar helps us use language correctly.
◈ Grammar gives us insight into the framework of language.
◈ Grammar helps us to understand the structure of language.
◈ This is what’s included:
◈ 4 Kinds of Sentences (Interrogative, Imperative,
◈ Singular/Plural Sentence Practice
◈ Complete Lesson Plan for Writing Prompt
◈ Student Worksheet
◈ Final Copy Sheet
◈ Grading Rubric
◈ Turkey Image for Bulletin Board
◈ Black/White Turkey to Color
◈ November Crossword Puzzle
November Crossword Puzzle Clues
◈ Answer Sheets for Grammar Activities & Crossword Puzzle
FOR ME AS A TEACHER: Thanksgiving is a time of anticipation and excitement. It’s the beginning of the holiday season and many kids are antsy and ready for a break so I always like to come up with an activity that will be engaging and educational at the same time. Even those kids who aren’t particularly interested in school have come up with some great stories about the turkey. I hope that you enjoy this resource as much as I have.
If you SIGN Up for my NEWSLETTER, you’ll gain access to my FREE Resource Gems and receive a English warm up activity that I created and used with my classes at the beginning of each ELA class. Once completed, we’d sing a song about the part/parts of speech we were learning. FINALLY we’d work on the dreaded grammar.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING may your day bring you much joy and happiness.
◈This resource can be used for:
✔ 5th grade
✔ 6th grade
✔ 7th grade
✔ Special Ed Classrooms
✔ Remedial Classrooms
✔ Home School
☼ Helping teachers inspire students with engaging lessons that will be remembered long after they’ve left your classroom.…☼
Common Core Standards: W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d, W.5.3e, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.6.3, W.6.3a, W.6.3b, W.6.3c, W.6.3d, W.6.3e, W.6.4, W.6.5, L.4.1, L.4.2, L.4.2a, L.4.2b, L.4.3, L.4.3a, L.4.3b, L.5.1, L.5.2, L.5.2a, L.5.2b, L.5.3, L.5.3a, L.5.3b, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.6.2a, L.6.2b, L.6.3, L.6.3a, L.6.3b, W.3.3a, W.3.3b, W.3.3c, W.3.3d, W.4.3a, W.4.3b, W.4.3c, W.4.3d, W.4.3e