Download the Thanksgiving Writing – I Am Thankful List for your students to write this Thanksgiving holiday and encourage your students to be grateful.
Everyone has things to be grateful for.
The Thanksgiving holiday is the best time of the year for students to be thankful and to really look at what they have to be grateful for in their lives. Everyone, both teachers and students have many things to be grateful for.
Before students sit down and write about what they are thankful for, I plan to share read-aloud books about being thankful and understanding what kind of things you can be thankful for.
I Am Thankful Mini-Lesson For Thanksgiving Writing
After sharing several read-aloud picture books, I like to have a mini-lesson where we brainstorm as a class the things we have in our lives that we wouldn’t want to live without.
Using a large anchor chart or poster board, we brainstorm general ideas of what we are thankful for. This list is also good to display in your classroom. For example, one student might share that they are grateful for their family. As a class, we continue on like that until we have a reasonably long list for our Thanksgiving writing.
Inspire your students this Thanksving.
Next, for Thanksgiving writing, using a printable “My Top 10 Thankful List”, students will get more specific about what they are thankful for. For example, instead of writing, “I am thankful for my family,” the student might write, “I am thankful for my Aunt Rachel.”
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Thank you so much for reading this post. Happy holidays.