Since there is a hurricane coming our way, I thought I would try to get one more post in before we lose our power. Maybe we will get lucky and the power will stay on…one can only hope! I hope that everyone in the path of the hurricane stays safe!
Don’t Pick Me! Free Thanksgiving Writing Worksheet for Persuasive Writing
One of my favorite fall writing activities is a persuasive writing piece about not picking a pumpkin to use as a Jack-o-Lantern. It’s from one of my favorite second grade co-teachers. I had always thought it would also be a great idea at Thanksgiving Time. Only instead of a pumpkin, it could be written from the perspective of a turkey that doesn’t want to get picked. Included at the end of the post is a free download of the web and writing paper.
- Review what’s important when writing to persuade someone.
- Discuss as a class all the reasons why someone would not pick a turkey for thanksgiving dinner (it’s too skinny, it’s stinky (kids love that one), it has too many feathers, it’s old, it’s young, it’s wrinkly, it’s rough or tough, etc.)
- Give each student 1 web to brainstorm their ideas why people shouldn’t pick their turkey.
- Give each student 1 writing paper. Students should write to persuade people not to pick their turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.