Write and Read (Laura)
4 Thanksgiving Activities for Secondary ELA
It can be a challenge to keep students engaged right before a break like Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find meaningful assignments that students will actually enjoy. Check out these four ideas for the days leading up to Thanksgiving break.
For many, Thanksgiving is all about the food, and so are these Thanksgiving odes. This activity is engaging and is sure to get some laughs.
Teaching students gratitude is challenging, but this gratitude journal makes it a lot easier. With this journal, students are guided through some self-reflection in a way that isn’t intimidating. The journals are fun to color and build too.
Fall Parts of Speech Color by Code Activities
Fall parts of speech color by code pictures are a fun way to review the parts of speech. Students match colors to the parts of speech and fill in fall themed pictures.
Before leaving school for a break with a big meal, you can have a book feast in class. Book tastings are a fun way to introduce your students to a variety of novels for independent reading. It’s an engaging way to give students a little taste of what they could be reading.
I hope you are leaving with ideas you can use in your own classroom before Thanksgiving break. Happy Thanksgiving!
Check out the resources:
Fall Parts of Speech Color by Code Activity
ELA Thanksgiving Activity Bundle