Literary Thoughts: Thanksgiving Story

Thanksgiving Vocabulary… Spelling Check
  • Gathering materials: family learning journals, pencils, colored pencils, crayons. Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Putting Your Thoughts on Paper: Let’s begin with a quick vocabulary practice! Use the slide above to guide each family member in spelling the above terms.
A Thanksgiving Tale to be told!
  • Reading and Writing Connection: Thanksgiving is about family, memories, and fun. Use the “tale” template to write a family tale. Before you begin share a Thanksgiving story from your childhood. *Older learners can write their own tale, while the younger ones create a collaborative tale (guide and scribe the tale in one of their journals).
  • Drafting responses: Allow each family member to write their thoughts (10 min). Encourage the youngest members to draw their thoughts and assign someone to be their scribe.
  • Finally: Discuss: Let each family member share their “Thanksgiving Tale” creation. Remind them that respectful listeners make eye contact with the person sharing without interrupting.
  • Those that get done early… ask them to illustrate a scene for their tale.

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