Here are the choices I give my students: The students can choose to compare and contrast the pies.
As a class, you may want to brainstorm a list of characteristics to compare and contrast to move them past superficial comparisons.
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As much as it is essential to keep everything “business as usual,” it is tricky.
We teachers are just as excited as the students for all of those things.You will then be sent a link via email to verify your account.If you are not a member or are having any other problems, please contact customer support.Depending on your students, you may wish to have a mini-lesson before the tasting to brainstorm characteristics and sensory details for your students to look for while they are eating.I use a themed brainstorming page for the students to write their details (included in the free download at the bottom of this post). The students will take the details they record and use them in their choice of writing activity.The second version is the thanks given to Native Americans for teaching the pilgrims how to catch eels and grow corn in Plymouth, Massachusetts.In 1941, President Roosevelt made Thanksgiving a federal holiday.They live in a village where soldiers led by the government of their country arrive at their door.They are soldiers that “do not think the way we think,” according to the family’s patriarch.The family leaves all of their possessions and on a wing and a prayer, take a boat across the ocean to America.It is a dangerous and scary journey, but after much time at sea, the family arrives in America.