Friday, October 11, 2013

Interview a Pumpkin

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.

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  1. Thank you for linking up this week at Classroom Freebie's Manic Monday! This is just terrific!
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    1. Thanks Fern,
      This was fun to write and teach. My students are "performing" their interviews which is funny because these are the same students who are afraid to get up and give their speeches next week.

  2. This is a delightful writing activity, Mary. Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I enjoy pinning your products. I am one of your blogging buddies from Classroom Freebies Too.

    Best wishes!

    1. Thanks, Jen. I hope you are enjoying being a part of Classroom Freebies Too as well as I am.



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