Enjoy writing during the week leading up to Thanksgiving or the week of Thanksgiving with your students. Have them understand what character traits mean and persuading the reader all at the same time!
Each student will be given a different noun that is part of Thanksgiving. Then, they write as if they are that thing, without telling the audience who they are. Finally, they must persuade the audience of something. The last optional step is to have students read aloud their story and have the class make guesses as to what they are.