Our young authors have begun to learn about opinion writing. The learning target is: students can write their opinion, give a few reasons to support it and end with a concluding statement. Our topic was "Should we eat turkey for Thanksgiving?"
After reading Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, the class brainstormed reasons for and against this traditional holiday food. You can see in the photo of our class chart that they came up with very thoughtful ideas for each side of the argument. This was a great opportunity to engage in the complete writing process (from brainstorming to drafting to sharing a final piece). Next week, they will exercise their creative muscles by designing a special turkey disguise to go along with this fun read aloud.