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.

Artistry of Education

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