Reflection: Relevance Twas the night before Thanksgiving - Section 3: Writing Activity


I find this story to bring out the fact that we all love animals and often forget that we eat them on a daily basis.  I love how my students relate to the feelings of the children in the story.  Feeling the same way as the children in the story is reconfirming to their little belief systems and the writing flows out of them.  Spelling our words phonetically is meeting a kindergarten standard.  It is fun to watch them write the words and them sound them out to read.  They get excited that what they wrote was a real word and it made sense.  I can see the magic in their eyes as this process unfolds.  This story lent itself to an fun explanatory writing prompt which also meets our new kinder standards.

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Twas the night before Thanksgiving

Unit 14: Fall
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: With prompting and support the SWBAT compose an explanatory text after listening to the story.

Big Idea: Join us as we write about how the children in the story saved the turkeys from being eaten on Thanksgiving Day.

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