Every year I struggle to find a meaningful way to introduce informational writing to my students. This year I decided to have them publish an All About Thanksgiving book. This has been one of my favorite writing projects ever! It relates to our content in so many ways: life cycles (growing crops), Native Americans, basic needs, and geography --- AND it is relevant to the students because the holiday is coming up! They are so excited to become experts on Thanksgiving and be able to share their published work with family members!
Here are some freebies that I made to help my kiddos organize their writing, enjoy!
Here's another freebie that I found on Pinterest, created by Sarah's First Grade Snippets! We used the Squanto passage as shared reading and research for their "then" square on our History of Thanksgiving organizer.
For this project I bought these close reading passages from Creativity to the Core. These have been AWESOME for students to use for research and vocabulary practice! These were a great deal, only $6! You get many age-appropriate research materials relating to Native Americans and Thanksgiving, reflection worksheets, and graphic organizers!
Stay tuned for the final products! Happy 6-Days-Until-Thanksgiving-Break!