It's nearing Thanksgiving and all the turkeys on the farm are unwittingly stuffing their faces and getting fat. The farmer couldn't be happier. But wait, there is hope. One turkey on the farm is not like all the others. While the others eat and peck away at the dirt, this turkey spends the day honing their skills related to their profession. Of course none of the other turkeys have professions, which is why this unique turkey is shunned by all the rest. Have no fear, all the hard work and dedication to their chosen profession will pay off.
Help your students develop an intriguing narrative this Thanksgiving. Rather than writing a letter to the farmer convincing he/she to spare the turkey's lives, give your students the power to overcome challenges through plot and character development. Teach your students about the elements of a story and how authors write plot lines that drive change in their characters and lead to them overcoming obstacles.
We love enhancing our writing skills every year with this tried and true lesson plan on narrative writing.