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Are you looking for a stress-free, engaging way to spice up your writing period? These text-based informational sequencing writing prompts with articles take all the stress out of finding paired text for writing instruction. It's a great resource to use around Thanksgiving if you're looking for a fun, engaging, before or after-Thanksgiving writing prompt!


The print and digital resource includes printable differentiated articles and many graphic organizers to help students learn how to write informational essays. Have your 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students explore the articles to get ideas on how to respond to the Thanksgiving writing prompt. This writing resource can be used as a literary response, in writers workshop, or as test prep practice.


This text-based informational writing resource includes:

  • Two differentiated articles at varying Lexile levels:
    - The Real Story of the 'First' Thanksgiving (900-1000 & 1000-1100)
    - Beginning of a National Holiday (1000-1100 & 1100-1200)
  • Graphic organizers 
  • Planning sheet (three variations to choose from)
  • Final draft paper
  • Essay planning sheet
  • Seven-day lesson guide (lesson plans are NOT print and teach, but give you suggestions and tools to build a lesson to meet your students' needs)
  • Editable writing lesson plan template
  • Writing long-range planning guide
  • Writing grading rubric + editable version



Middle School Writing - Thanksgiving Writing Prompts - Text Based Informational

SKU: 0030
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