1. Topic-
Thanksgiving Break
2. Content-
What did the student do or eat over Thanksgiving break? Trying to use some of the following words in your writing...

1. Thanksgiving
2. Break
3. Turkey
4. Family (names of)
5. Friends (names of)
6. Feast
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Use of wordwall
2. Use of full sentences
3. Picture depicts sentence or sentence depicts picture
4. Objectives-
1. Student will write about their Thanksgiving break.
2. Student will draw a picture to represent what the student wrote.
3. Student will read what they wrote out loud to either the teacher or the class.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Journals
2. Pencil
3. Crayons
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Today we'll be writing in our journals about the wonderful Thanksgiving feast and break we had with our family and friends. You'll want to write a sentence or two about your break and draw a picture to go along with it.

B. Development-

Example: My family had a big turkey at Thanksgiving and all my family and friends had a nice feast.

The words I want you to use will be written on the board, but don't forget to use the word wall for other words you may have forgotten over break.

C. Practice-

1. Use the word wall
2. Use the dictionary
3. Ask a neighbor for help

D. Independent Practice-

Homework will be to read your journal writings to 5 people to show them how much you enjoyed Thanksgiving.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Those who do not of people readily available will be allowed to read their writings to faculty and staff with in the school.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. They are using proper words to describe their holiday break.
2. They're picture reflects what they have written.
3. Student is asking questions.

G. Closure-

1. Clean up tables
2. Read writings at least once either to the teacher or to the class (both if there is time).
7. Evaluation-
1. Student can demonstrate use of new words and words previously learned on word wall.
2. Student is willing and able to read their writings out loud.

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