Want to do a little Thanksgiving writing in your classroom this year? Look no further than some of your favorite children’s books for inspiration.
1. What kind of pie do you like best?
From Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
2. What are you thankful for?
From The Thankful Book by Todd Parr
3. What do you like to do in the fall?
From I am a Bunny by Ole Risom, illustrated by Richard Scarry
4. What does home mean to you?
From Home by Carson Ellis
5. What are your Thanksgiving traditions?
From Over and Over by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Garth Williams
6. What do you wish you could “hold still” about the holidays?
From All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee
7. Write about Thanksgiving dinner from a different point of view.
From Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
8. How do you greet your family members if you haven’t seen them in a long time?
From The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
9. What are some of your favorite family recipes?
From It’s Thanksgiving by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Marilyn Hafner
10. What do you know about Thanksgiving? What don’t you know?
From Thank You, Sarah, by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Matt Faulkner
What books do you always read with your students during Thanksgiving time? What writing do you do?