Family Thanksgiving Traditions: Descriptive Writing
Two years ago, one of my parents was completing her degree and she needed to make a presentation. She asked if she could visit my classroom. She shared a poem she wrote about her Thanksgiving traditions including the various cultures of her family. Then my students were invited to write.
I included a 5 senses organizer in my version of the lesson on Artistry of Education. I encourage students to look beyond the obvious and include unusual details. Most family dinners don't look like the ones on TV.
I am a third generation public school teacher who has been in education since 1987. I have taught elementary students full time for 20+ years. I am also a freelance curriculum writer. You can contact me at mrs.mjbauer(at)gmail(dot)com.