This file contains all of the things that you will need to make your student's excited about persuasive writing. With this file, the students are asked to write a persuasive piece explaining why you should eat a food other than Turkey for thanksgiving.
The file contains two different graphic organizers (in color and in black line) that will allow for your students to plan their writing. One graphic organizer outlines the parts of persuasive writing and serves as an outline or planning sheet for their writing. The other graphic organizer is in a 4-square format. The students in each organizer are asked to come up with another food that people should eat during Thanksgiving, and then explain why they should eat more of that food instead of Turkey. The students could write based on their opinion, or they could write from the point of view from the turkey. Either activity will be motivating.
This file also contains lined writing paper with a turkey theme that the students can use to write their persuasive stories or you can have them use the turkey letter paper. The letter paper gives the students the option of writing a persuasive letter to someone to try and persuade them to eat more of their chosen food instead of Turkey.
I have also created an adapted writing paper for beginning writers. The page has the students write what the people should eat more of instead of turkey and then explain why. This sheet allows for a differentiated option for this activity.
There are also larger turkeys that can be displayed with the writing. You can print them in color or in black line and then the students can color them. The Turkey is holding a sign so the students can either make up their own sign for the turkey to hold, or you can use the turkey that already has "Save a Turkey. Eat more ____________." and have the students fill in the sign. Either is a cute decoration for the hallway or a bulletin board display.
The following is a list of all materials that are included:
1 color persuasive writing planning sheet
1 black line persuasive writing planning sheet
1 color 4-square writing sheet
1 black line 4-square writing sheet
1 color turkey themed lined paper
1 black line turkey themed lined paper
1 full sheet of lined paper for additional writing
1 color turkey themed letter paper all on one sheet
1 black line turkey themed letter paper on one sheet
1 color turkey themed letter paper on two sheets for more writing
1 black line turkey themed letter paper on two sheets for more writing
1 color adapted or beginning writing sheet
1 black line adapted or beginning writing sheet
1 color turkey with blank sign
1 black line turkey with blank sign
1 color turkey with fill in sign
1 black line turkey with fill in sign
My students have really enjoyed this activity over the past several years and I hope that your students will enjoy it as well! I hope that you enjoy this Angry Teacher Creation!