Turkey Talk Thanksgiving Writing Activity: using quotation marks
.... This writing activity was designed to use with my class around the Thanksgiving holiday. The focus is on quotation marks and will help your students meet the common core standard:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.2b Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
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In this activity, students use their imaginations to tell a story about Thanksgiving dinner. The main focus of the writing involves the question of, "What if the turkey could talk?" Students are creative in coming up with a story that involves telling about the events at the table, but within the writing, the turkey will talk. This is where the quotations come in.
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This packet includes:
*brainstorm organizer that will help students get some thoughts together: includes areas of who is at the table, verbs that might occur at the table, nouns and adjectives at the table, what the turkey may say at the table.
*turkey illustration sheet for the kids to color and write in a quote from the turkey
*another option for an illustration where kids can draw their version of the turkey rather than just color one
*basic rules of using quotation marks to use while writing
*several options for writing paper
These will look cute hanging outside your classroom. Mount the illustration and writing on one large piece of construction paper.
Feel free to use this in your classroom however you would like.
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