Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Assignment - Turkey Writes a Letter to Farmer

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Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Assignment - Turkey Writes a Letter to Farmer is a fun and creative way to improve your students' persuasive writing with a Thanksgiving twist. Students will adopt the role of a turkey who must write a letter convincing the farmer not to eat him for Thanksgiving dinner. Use the included slideshow presentation to teach students about how to write using persuasive techniques and have them use the pre-writing graphic organizer and good copy templates to craft their perfect persuasive piece!

Included in the Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Assignment:

➡️ Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Presentation: Use the included 13-slide PowerPoint presentation to introduce the creative assignment to students. Also included are tips for writing persuasively like using factional vs. emotional language, considering counterarguments, and formal vs. informal writing. There is also detailed information on how to structure and organize their persuasive writing!

➡️ Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Pre-Writing Graphic Organizer: This two-page graphic organizer will help students plan their writing into an introduction body paragraphs, and a conclusion. The organizer includes prompts to help students stay on track and organized in their writing.

➡️ Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Good Copy Templates: Once students have completed the pre-writing organizer, have them craft their letters on the provided templates! These look great on display for others to read around Thanksgiving.

What Teachers Are Saying About This Thanksgiving Persuasive Writing Assignment:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is perfect for a quick writing assignment that I know my current group of 7th graders will get carried away with! Thank you for giving me a writing assignment to add in as the trimester comes to a close. Love it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students LOVED this! We had a competition and they all read their letters out loud at the end of class. They got very invested - researched turkey facts, used a thesaurus for a formal tone, etc. This was a super fun activity for the day before Thanksgiving!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great lesson in the few days right before Thanksgiving. Some of my students were very serious and researched facts and others went more creative and dramatic.

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