Help Farmer Fred decide what to eat for Thanksgiving Dinner; turkey or ham?
Discuss both Tom Turkey and Penelope Pig’s points of view. Both don’t want to be eaten. Both would prefer Farmer Fred eat the other.
Have students assist in brainstorming all the different reasons for why we should eat one versus the other on the T-chart graphic organizer. (Possible answers are provided.)
Have students select if they’d like to side with Tom Turkey (and suggest Fred eat ham) or Penelope Pig (and suggest Fred eat Turkey).
Select which form of stationary you’d like to use, print and have students record their persuasive responses. Display the responses for all to see!
Both primary and intermediate lines are included along with various final copy versions for students to display their work.