"You woke up on the dinner table as a turkey. As you looked around, you noticed that your whole family was sitting around the table, staring at you. What happened next?"
As simple as it sounds, this prompt will actively engage students in the writing process! My classes were so excited to start working on their stories when I introduced this prompt. Without any encouragement, they added dialogue, onomatopoeia, and adjectives galore!
For younger writers, you might make the prompt easier or change it altogether. The possibilities are endless!
The most exciting part of this writing project is "Turkey-ing" the students! Take a close picture, insert it into your document, crop it as needed, crop it into an oval, and position it on the turkey image. Voila! You have an adorable, tasty looking student...I mean, turkey! ;)
The images are PNG's and will just need to be inserted into Publisher or your program of choice.
Have fun & enjoy!