Friday, November 20, 2015
Writing Prompt: My Unusual Thanksgiving
This lesson started with a guest poet in my classroom and I have added a little bit to it each year. The original prompt was describing "My Unusual Thanksgiving." The visiting poet's family was a mix of cultures and she shared some of the traditions that her family celebrates this time of year.
We collected ideas in our writing notebooks and then wrote list poems. I also did the assignment and created the poem shown above. To download a printable copy of "My Unusual Thanksgiving" click here.
The next year I taught the lesson myself, but this time I used a simple graphic organizer to collect sensory details. To download the Five Senses graphic organizer shown below, click here.