I developed the Thankful project as a way to utilize the step up writing process. I used a printable turkey found off of Google for a portion. The students pick three aspects of their lives that they are thankful for. This project culminates with a 5 paragraph essay consisting of introduction, three paragraph body, and conclusion. I have done this project with students in grades 6, 7, & 8. This project is not just about teaching writing skills, it is also to help students develop gratitude.