Get your students writing with this crime scene activity! Simply set up a crime scene and have your students be the detectives.
Here are my suggestions: Using the turkey prints provided in the download, make it look like a turkey "broke into" the classroom (obviously, no shattered glass or anything really scary). Put the feet around the classroom so it looks like a turkey was walking around. You could even have a Thanksgiving decoration missing.
In this download, students will use the scientific method to discover what happened (observe, ask a question, make a prediction, make a plan, record the results, draw a conclusion). Then, they will use their 5 senses to discover even more. Lastly, they will write about their investigation on the provided writing templates.