How To Catch a Turkey | Thanksgiving Writing Template and Activity

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K - 5th
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This was a great turkey-themed resource and writing activity for my students! I loved that there was a craft element to display as well.
My students loved this activity!! In all honesty, I purchased it last minute--but I am so glad I did! They thought it was really fun.
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  1. Get your opinion or persuasive writing unit rolling with these nine fun prompts and activities. Students will go through the writing process using graphic organizers to create a common core aligned writing pieces. Each activity is designed to be taught in one week or can be condensed into less days.
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Writing a how to is EASY with this How To Catch a Turkey Writing and Craft! Teach students to write step by step directions with this Thanksgiving writing prompt. Practice procedural writing with graphic organizers, differentiated lessons and a fun flip book.

Ideas for Use: Students will brainstorm ideas as a class on potential ways on how to catch a turkey, then they will plan and write a how to piece that will be turned into an adorable flip book. This craft is super simple and easy to recreate with your students.

This lesson can be taught in one day or stretched out over five days. This lesson includes two versions, perfect for all K-5 students.

This activity is a great accompaniment to the How to Catch a Turkey Book by Adam Wallace, though it is not necessary to use this resource.

What's Inside:

  • Teaching Tips
  • Brainstorm Page (2)
  • Planning Page
  • Sequencing Words Anchor Chart
  • Rubric
  • Publishing Flip Book (differentiated - 2 versions)
  • Craft Pieces

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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