I confess that I love writing lessons for my students. I come up with a prompt and a graphic and a format and creativity flourishes. Recently I awakened at 3:00 and had to get up to write. Yes, I am obsessed.
This week I want to share something I had my students do this week: Interview a Pumpkin. I knew if I introduced the topic I would have 23 stories about a pumpkin about to become a Jack-o-lantern. If I wait a few weeks, I will have 23 stories about pie. I don't want to read 23 similar stories. (I tell them this.) I have them brainstorm at least 10 situations they can use in their pumpkin account.
You can decide if you want them to include Punkin Chunkin in their list. Hint: if 23 students raise their hands simultaneously and ask, "How do you spell trebuchet?" you may want to ask them to stretch their thinking a little more.
Interview a Pumpkin is available in my TpT store.
Interview a Pumpkin is now available in my TN store. It's forever free in both places.
I hope you and your students enjoy this lesson.