Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas
Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas
Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas
Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas
Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas
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Turkey Trouble activities and lesson plan ideas

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 Our Turkey Trouble Activities are now digital for distance learning with editable teaching slides and worksheets based on Wendi Silvano's book. Read aloud the Thanksgiving picture book then use the printables or go paperless with Google or Seesaw to practice standards-based skills.

  

THIS READING UNIT FOCUSES ON USING THE MENTOR TEXT TO TEACH:

◼️ READING STRATEGIES

☐ summarize / retell

☐ analyzing character

☐ analyzing illustrations

☐ making connections

☐ plot | problem - solution

 

◼️ SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS

☐ problem-solving

☐ perseverance / grit

 

◼️ GRAMMAR & LANGUAGE CONCEPTS

☐ homophones

☐ contractions

☐ punctuation

☐ quotation marks

 

SUMMARY OF THE MENTOR TEXT:

Farmer Jake is starting to plan his Thanksgiving dinner and Turkey knows that he is in trouble. He decides that he is going to avoid being the main course this year. Turkey disguises himself as various farm animals to avoid being eaten. Each time Turkey dresses up as another animal, the other animals on the farm recognize him.

Turkey becomes discouraged. He knows that he needs a new plan. He finds himself in the middle of the vegetable patch on the farm. Turkey dresses up as a pizza delivery man and delivers a pizza to Farmer Jake. Turkey solves his problem and has his best Thanksgiving ever.

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:

  • narrative
  • persuasive / opinion
  • descriptive
  • expository / informative
  • creative / story writing
  • procedure / how-to
  • list-making
  • letter / postcard writing
  • poem
  • 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