Monday, November 17, 2014
Our new Reading Street Curriculum offers us Persuasive Speech in Writing this week. So, in an effort to continue to teach across the curriculum (for Historical Fiction, we made a Mayflower Journal, writing as someone who crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower, arriving in America, surviving the long, bleak winter, and celebrating by giving thanks), I decided to make a graphic organizer for a persuasive speech on NOT eating turkey for Thanksgiving. I will read Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley, and then we will write speeches from the turkey's point of view. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, sheepish admission: I will be having turkey this Thanksgiving! Sorry, Gracias!