After reading several stories about the Pilgrims, so that your students have some knowledge of their life and times, an interesting November writing prompt would be to have them write a letter to a Pilgrim child on the Mayflower.
Write your students' names on the quill tags. Children choose one and write a letter to their "Pilgrim" classmate. That child receives the letter and then writes one back as if they were a real Pilgrim child. This is a great way to practice writing from a specific perspective, as well as explaining point of view.
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