Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and interesting way to introduce and practice comparison and contrast writing. I designed Venn Friends, as an especially fun way to do that. These are also a great way for you and your students to get to know each other better.
This adorable 3D turkey is an interesting and fun way to have students write about what they are thankful for. Children write 6 of those things on a colored strip of paper, then staple it into a feather "loop" that they glue to the back of their turkey.
After reading several stories about the first Thanksgiving, have a discussion with your students about the kinds of meals that they enjoy for their Thanksgiving feast. How are they similar? How are they different? Do most of them have a traditional or non traditional Thanksgiving?
Help reinforce a variety of standards with this quick, easy and fun emergent reader. I call these strip booklets, because I can fit five pages or strips on a one-page master for easy printing. These make great Daily 5 activities.
This haystack packet is a great way to review words with a long E vowel sound, which have the double ee or ea letters in the middle of the word.