Here's a fun way to improve your students' informational writing. Even though this is fictional, the students are encouraged to write like it is fact, so they will be using writing structures like descriptive, sequential, and how-to as they try to protect their turkey.
The National Turkey Protection Agency needs your students’ help! There are so many turkeys requesting to be a part of this program, that we have run out of agents that are available to help them!
In order to get to rescue a turkey from Thanksgiving, they will need to decide upon a way to disguise him to get him out of the barnyard. They will then need a plan to get him out and a plan for what the turkey’s new life will be like in the Turkey Protection Program.
After completing the form, it should be approved by the local chief of the NTPA (That’s you!) and then the students can disguise a turkey in the way they planned it. I use a cut out pattern of a turkey, but you can also just have them draw an d color one, or use an outline on paper for them to color.