Students will love putting their argumentative skills to good use in this Thanksgiving writing lesson! Kiddos are called upon to put themselves into mindset of a Thanksgiving turkey and write a "final plea" from their point of view. Included are student directions, a graphic organizer, final copy paper, a completed model essay, and a basic scoring rubric.
It cracks me up every year to hear the things my students come up with. I've written down some of the best ideas over the years and included them in this purchase, in case students are struggling to come up with their own ideas.
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