Turkeys on Strike!!

Here's our turkeys!!! Aren't they just precious??


Remember a few days ago I posted about our Turkey writing? Well here's a recap - 

We started our writing this week: "Save a Turkey!! Eat more _________!" We started by reading 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, by Dav Pilkey. Love this book!! It is so adorable.
In the story, on the day before Thanksgiving a class takes a field trip to a turkey farm. They get to play with eight turkeys but are shocked to learn that Farmer Mack Nugget plans to eat the turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner!! So the kids smuggle the turkeys out under their shirts, and everyone gets to go vegetarian for Thanksgiving. Turkeys are saved!!

So then we started brainstorming what we want to eat instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. The students had some great Louisiana ideas: gumbo, jambalaya, fried catfish, po-boys, shrimp fettucine, etc. Great meals!! So we used our circle maps and tree maps and created some wonderful opinion piece paragraphs. I am putting up the bulletin board today, so you can see the finished product. I found the turkey pattern at the Freebielicious blog. Great little site that has so much information for grade school teachers. Make sure to check it out!

Here are the Common Core State Standards associated with this lesson:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1a Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2a Capitalize dates and names of people.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2b Use end punctuation for sentences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2d Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.2e Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.

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