After reading several stories about the Pilgrims, so that your students have some knowledge of their life and times, an interesting November writing prompt would be to have them write a letter to a Pilgrim child on the Mayflower.
Write your students’ names on the quill tags. Children choose one and write a letter to their “Pilgrim” classmate. That child receives the letter and then writes one back, as if they were a real Pilgrim child.
This is a great way to practice writing from a specific perspective, as well as explaining point of view. To give your students some ideas, I’ve included links to real samples.