Thoughtful, Thankful, Thrilling Writing Prompts

Posted by Big Universe on Nov 20, 2012 1:25:13 AM

With Thanksgiving around the corner, of course we need to stop and think about all the things we are thankful for. Having students create crafts and pictures of turkeys makes for fun activities and there's always the wonderful writing prompt: "What are you thankful for?"

Big Universe gives us some fun options for producing those writing prompts through the writing platform. Students can create a few slides or an entire book that tells and illustrates the things they are most thankful for.

But there are other things students can write about using this great platform. Here are some thoughtful, thankful and thrilling prompts to try!

  • Name three things you are thankful for this season and describe them in detail. Create a page for each thing that includes the description and an illustration.
  • Tell the story of Thanksgiving from the turkey's point of view. How does the turkey feel about the day and all the festivities?
  • If there was one thing you could change about Thanksgiving, what would it be? Being respectful, describe what you would change and why.Tell the history of Thanksgiving. Describe the relationship between the pilgrims and Native Americans. How did they help each other on the first Thanksgiving?
  • Describe your Thanksgiving traditions. How does your family celebrate the holiday? What special things do you do or eat on that day?

For each assignment, students should design a cover and title page for their online books and include text and illustration on each page.

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection as much as it is for giving thanks. Students who take the time to create an ebook will certainly be able to do both.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Enjoy the week!



Topics: Classroom Ideas, Writing

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