TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT activities and lesson plan ideas
This TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT Activities and Interactive Read Aloud Resource Book Companion Packet includes lesson plans, reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, grammar, phonics, writing and word study activities with both printable and digital student pages.
Following an interactive read-aloud of the picture book, TURKEY TRICK OR TREAT by Wendi Silvano, choose from the included collection of either printable activities or go paperless and use the digital activities to practice standards-based skills. We've even included editable teaching slides themed to match the book!
THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:
☐ MAKING PREDICTIONS
☐ SUMMARIZE / RETELL
☐ ANALYZING CHARACTER
☐ PLOT | PROBLEM - SOLUTION
◼️GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS
☐ POSSESSIVE NOUNS
◼️SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS
SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:
It is Halloween night and Turkey and his friends are watching the children get treats from Farmer Jake. The friends decide it’s unfair that the children can get treats and they can’t. The group decides that since Turkey is so good at making costumes, he should try wearing a costume to get the treats.
Dressed up as a ghost, Turkey makes his way to Farmer Ben’s house. When Farmer Ben answers the door, he recognizes Turkey right away. He explains that treats are not for Turkeys and sends Turkey on his way. However, the friends aren’t ready to give up. Turkey dresses up as a ballerina, pirate, and even a superhero. Each time he visits a new farmer, but each time they send Turkey away.
Finally, as the night is coming to an end, Turkey has an idea. He heads over to Mable Mayberry’s house. Mable squints through her glasses and is amazed by the turkey costume in front of her. She thinks it is the best costume she has ever seen and gives Turkey the rest of her treats!
The friends are happy to finally have plenty of treats to share! Students will love seeing their favorite characters from the Turkey series in this Halloween story.
THIS COLLECTION OF ACTIVITIES and LESSON IDEAS INCLUDES:
➜ Comprehension Questions categorized by reading strategy; text-dependent
➜ Social Emotional Learning guidance lesson ideas & discussion topics based on the story
➜ Vocabulary Activities with kid-friendly definitions
➜ Grammar Topics selected to align with the text
➜ Focus Sentences use the book & author's craft as a mentor text to improve writing
➜ Lesson Planner summary, background info and planning space
➜ Story Mapping Printable identify character, setting, problem and solution
➜ Making Words Activity Page use any word from the book
➜ Focus Sentence copy work, identifying elements of the sentence, rewriting)
➜ Design a New Book Cover demonstrate understanding of the text by creating an illustration
➜ Predicting Activity primary-ruled and wider-ruled versions
➜ Summarizing Somebody → Wanted → But → Then → Finally
➜ Comparing and Contrasting using a Venn Diagram
➜ Cause and Effect analyze how events affect one another
➜ Visualization illustrate visualizations from the story and support thinking with text-based evidence
➜ Making Connections identify text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections
➜ Thematic Writing Paper Use with the Writing Prompts... Makes a Great Bulletin Board
➜ 2 Sequencing Activities First → Next → Then → Last and Beginning → Middle → End
➜ 2 Vocabulary Activities Vocabulary Booklet and Word Mapping
➜ 2 Character Trait Activities listing traits and supporting traits with text-based evidence
➜ 30 Text-Based Writing Prompts 3 prompts for each of the following types of writing:
- persuasive / opinion
- expository / informative
- creative / story writing
- procedure / how-to
- list making
- letter / postcard writing
- book reviews
INCLUDED DIGITAL ACTIVITIES:
➜ 5 Teaching Slides to use for instruction (add questions, vocabulary, instructions, etc)
➜ 15 Student Pages for use in Google™️ Classroom or as editable files to create customized printables