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Memorial Day Writing Craftivity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Remember and celebrate important heroes with this Memorial Day writing prompt and craft.

Add This Resource to Your Collection of Memorial Day Writing Prompts!

Are you looking for an easy Memorial Day activity that you can use with your primary students? This activity will get your students thinking about this special day and why it is celebrated. This writing craftivity can be paired with our other patriotic holiday resources, such as our Memorial Day Mini Book.

This Memorial Day activity combines the study of holidays with writing and has students writing about why this special day is celebrated. Accompanying this writing prompt is a fun craft where students can assemble a patriotic character. The templates provided include a variety of hair and clothing choices, as well as a patriotic hat.

Through this activity, students will demonstrate their ability to write in complete sentences to explain the significance of Memorial Day.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your social studies lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this writing activity to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support by providing sentence starters or frames to guide their writing. Additionally, provide students with access to previous assignments, anchor charts, or posters.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage your fast finishers to expand their Memorial Day writing into their own mini-book with drawings and details.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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