Turkey Talk is a quick descriptive writing lesson with a focus on similes and sensory details.
Thanksgiving is a rich holiday for the senses: smells wafting from the kitchen, colorful leaves falling from trees out the window, and the boisterous conversation of relatives and friends. In this lesson we describe this holiday to a pen-pal from another planet using similes.
The lesson is three parts: a brainstorming cornucopia, a simile turkey, and a structured writing segment that brings them together. Turkey Talk can be used as an individual or group activity.