This Thanksgiving poetry worksheet challenges students to record their feelings in a beautiful and inspiring way in 12 lines. It may be written as an expression of thankfulness or as a prayer. This is another great worksheet that was kindly provided by Evan-Moor Corp and is also available for free download on their website.
Suggestions: Brainstorm and list things students are thankful for. Encourage them to express a thought which is begun and finished in the twelve lines. If it is a prayer, students should try to arrive at a conclusion. If it is an expression of thanks for country, family, health, etc., they should try to make the last words create a feeling that the poem has been finished. Students can create an old-fashioned sounding poem by using Old English words such as thou, thee (you), art (are), hath (have), maketh (makes), etc.