Happy November! I don’t know about you, but this month doesn’t get a lot of credit. I mean, I went into Target the day BEFORE Halloween and all of the Christmas decorations were out already. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmastime, but what about the loveliness that is November? Can we take a moment to enjoy this middle child of a month?
So in the spirit of honoring November, let me share with you one of my all time favorite writing activities… and I am not talking about those personal narratives about your student’s
Favorite “Thanksgiving Day Memories” or having them write
about what they are “Thankful For”.
Wait, Wait! Don’t Shoot is
a persuasive writing assignment that where the
students write from the point of view of a turkey on Thanksgiving day. As the turkey, they
are trying to persuade the farmer to not eat/hunt them for Thanksgiving
dinner. The students come up with hilarious reasons as to why the
farmer should forgo a Turkey Feast this year. They also offer up some
interesting alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving meal! I have
created a lot of resources to accompany the prompt and help the students
understand the art of persuasion that are perfect for your more hesitant writers or English Language Learners!
Want to win a set? Simply leave a comment, and your email, sharing your
favorite Thanksgiving Day treat and I will email 2 lucky winners this