Free Thanksgiving Writers' Workshop Book November 10 2009

ThanksgivingTurkeyRaceGame_GamePieceHere’s a free template to use for student created books.


  1. Print out the free book template.
  2. If you would like to have lines on both sides, copy on both sides. If you would like to have one page for illustrations, only copy the lined pages on one side.
  3. Fold the pages in half inside the cover.
  4. Staple the lined pages inside the cover.
  5. Teacher uses the free story web, writing process and parts of a story to review the writing process.
  6. Students complete the story web.
  7. Students write the stories on draft paper/scratch paper.
  8. Students proofread their stories.
  9. Students write the stories in the books.
  10. Students share the stories with each other.

Extension Activities:

  • Technology- Students use Kid Pix to create a sideshow of their stories!
  • Science- Create and play this magnetic turkey race game. Write stories about the game.

Story Ideas:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Turkey Race
  • Pilgrims
  • The First Thanksgiving