A fun and engaging Thanksgiving activity for students to practice writing an opinion paragraph.
It can be done together in class or sent home as homework or a project to be completed with parents/families. A digital Google Slides version for distance learning is also included. Students are given the following writing prompt: Thanksgiving is on the way, and the poor turkeys do not want to turn into the main course! In your opinion, what disguise should a turkey wear in order to escape turning into food on Thanksgiving? Students brainstorm a disguise for their turkey, complete an outline/planning page and rough draft, edit/revise with a checklist, and write a final draft. They also do a craft where they create the disguise on a paper turkey. For distance learning, they could also digitally disguise a turkey by using digital drawing tools and inserting their own clipart/images.
This resource includes:
-Homework/Project Instructions for parents and families (for craft only or both writing & craft)
-Editing Marks Chart & Checklist
-Sample Student Pages
-Final Draft Paper (there are 2 options for the front page and 2 options for backside/additional pages)
-Turkey template for craft
-Digital Google Slides version
-EDITABLE Parent Instructions and Grading Rubric to be able to customize to meet the needs of your students.
See preview for pages included with the resource.