Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
My students love love love this book.  I read it to them, give them a family turkey project packet, and send them home to disguise a turkey of their own.  I introduce them to text bubbles and have them write a sentence as the turkey.  Then we do a writing assignment around the wanted poster.
Here are a couple of our turkeys in disguise from last year.
 They have to use a few adjectives and a little math to describe their missing turkey.  I put it all on the smartboard and show them what I want them to do.
  Then I hang the finished projects in the hall for all to see.  The wanted posters are put into a class 3-ring binder book that is rotated to each family and then the pages are put into individual scrapbooks for each student.  It is a fun way to get the creative juices flowing and another inspiration for purposeful writing.

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