"Thanksgiving Poetry challenges students to record their feelings in a beautiful and inspiring way in 12 lines. Each line bgins with one of the letters in the word "Thanksgiving". It be written as an expression of thankfulness or as a prayer.
You can use old language (with thee's and thou's),
If writing it as a form of prayer, try to encourage good prayer form. With an opening and a closing.
If writing it as an expression try to encourage an ending that proves a good ending for the poem.
Points that might be of concern
1. Does it have to rhyme asked my son. No. It does not have to rhyme
2. Can I just list off things? No, be descriptive and try to make sentences.
3. Does it have to be a prayer? No, it can be you describing things that you are thankful for.
4. Can you help me with spelling? Sure, no problem. :)
5. Brainstorming descriptive words and objects should prove to be helpful.
6. You may wish to have your student illustrate their poem.
My son asked me not to share his poem with you today, so I thought I would share mine. :)