[Surfnetkids: 06 Nov 2013] Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] Thanksgiving Writing Prompts


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#1. November 06, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman

Dear Reader,

Since this week’s topic is Thanksgiving Writing Prompts, I thought I’d start today’s newsletter with some additional Thanksgiving links.

Thanksgiving Printable Fun These include dot-to-dots, word searches, a few coloring pages.

More Thanksgiving coloring pages

Gratitude quotations

100’s of online Thanksgiving games

Website recommendations for finding Thanksgiving poems

Websites for browsing Thanksgiving crafts

I know, we have a few weeks still, but this was on my mind today.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

by Barbara J. Feldman

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Printable (** for premium members only)

From gratitude to twittering turkeys, these ideas are far from boring, and are sure to jump start your classroom writing assignments.

Activity Village: Thanksgiving Stationery
Although this Activity Village page does not have any writing prompts, it does have a dozen free printable Thanksgiving stationery templates that will add a bit of whimsy to your Thanksgiving stories. Most of the templates come in three flavors: blank (no lines), lined, and handwriting lines (with a dashed line between each solid line.) Designs include cornucopia, pilgrims, pumpkins, and turkeys.

Build Creative Writing Ideas: Thanksgiving
“After hearing the phone ring, you pick it up to talk to the person on the other line. Only, it’s not a person calling at all, it’s the T-Giving turkey! What does the turkey have to say and how do you respond?” There are ten imaginative prompts in this article, and there are five more Thanksgiving lists on the site that are not easily found via the menu navigation. To find them, enter “Thanksgiving” into the site search box in the upper right-hand corner.

Journal Buddies: Elementary Writing About Thanksgiving
“Give your students something to be thankful for during Thanksgiving time, with this list of 78 new elementary writing and journal prompts, especially for the holiday. Your students will be inspired to think about the things in their lives they are grateful for, as well as pushed to develop ways to give back to others.” Great list, but I was bothered by the fact that “Thanksgiving” was frequently spelled without proper capitalization.

… Click to continue Thanksgiving Writing Prompts .

#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Printable
Writing Prompts Printable
Thanksgiving Poems Printable

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#4. Related Games

Thanksgiving Games

#5. Surfing the Calendar

Lincoln Elected President
Nov 6, 1860

Marie Curie’s Birthday
Nov 7, 1867

Cortes Conquers Mexico
Nov 8, 1519

Kensington Rune Stone Discovered in Minnesota
Nov 8, 1898

Hope Diamond Mailed to Smithsonian
Nov 8, 1958

Fall of the Berlin Wall
Nov 9, 1989

National Young Reader’s Day
Nov 9, 2013

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated
Nov 11, 1982

Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2013

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday
Nov 12, 1815

#6. Quote of the Week

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” ~~ William Faulkner ~~ (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Click the link to read more quotes on gratitude.

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