Persuasive Thanksgiving Writing

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1st - 4th
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Have your students write a persuasive essay on why they should or should not be eaten on Thanksgiving. This full writing process uses the book "The Great Turkey Race" by Steve Metzger and/or "Turk and Runt" by Lisa Wheeler! The students will take their imagination into the life of a turkey to create this hilarious persuasive writing piece!

In this unit:

-Persuasive Writing Anchor Charts

-Anchor Charts for their Notebooks

-Persuasive Writing Interactive Lesson

-"Turk and Runt" and "The Great Turkey Race" reflection questions for after reading

-Pre-Writing Sheet (multi-paragraph and single paragraph choice)

-Rough Draft Sheet

-Final Copy Writing Sheet

-Student Checklist


-Classbook Cover

What are others saying?!

Hailey- This was so fun to do the week of thanksgiving break! My kiddos really got into it and worked hard!

Kara- Fun activity to use around Thanksgiving time. I used some of the activities in my guided reading groups after having read one of the books whole group and it worked out very nicely!

Meagan- Great product that helped bring our writing to life! Thank you for creating such a comprehensive product! I will be using it for years to come.

If you want all types of genres for writing with mentor texts check out this bundle!

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