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Turkey Texts makes a fun Thanksgiving themed digital writing activity for the month of November! This resource comes as a Google Slides™ and PowerPoint file.

** Techie Teacher email subscribers were sent this file on November 12th, 2018. It is also available in my free resource library for subscribers.**

Directions: Students pretend that the cell phone belongs to a turkey and write a texting conversation between the turkey and any person/character. They will have to plan out their conversation carefully in order to fit everything in the provided bubbles. Two different templates are provided: 5 texting bubbles vs. 6 texting bubbles. I have already typed the text in the first bubble to serve as the writing prompt but this can be deleted or edited to fit your needs. An example of a completed texting conversation is included.

This activity can reinforce all sorts of different academic concepts! Some ideas include:

  • Creative writing
  • Vocabulary in context
  • Figurative language
  • Writing with voice
  • Point of view
  • Grammar

You can assign this file individually for students to complete. Or you could duplicate the slides to make a collaborative presentation and assign each student their own slide to work on. They will have a blast reading through all of the conversations their classmates created!

Student directions appear in the speaker notes of each slide.

This product comes in a zipped file that contains the PowerPoint and Google Slides link in a PDF file. To access the Google Slides you will first want to make sure you are signed into your Google account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to "Make a Copy". Rename the file whatever you would like. The presentation will be sent directly to your Drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom™, Google Drive™ Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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