This THANKSGIVING CLOSE READ is based on the book, A Turkey for Thanksgiving, by Eve Bunting. This book has a wonderful message about MOOSE showing FRIENDSHIP, SHARING, and HELPING their Woodland Friends. Your students will learn how to use their SCHEMA, (POSTER included) to GRAPH YES or NO to a question. GRAPHING POSTER complete with YES/NO ANSWERS pieces are included, as well as a PLOT POSTER to help teach students the importance of sequencing a story. There is a DETAILED 5 DAY LESSON PLAN for YOU and all you need to do is follow the lesson plan, print out the print and go sheets that can be used in ELA JOURNALS, or on notebook paper. This set has Three Sets of FOCUS QUESTIONS for students to use each day that require them to write and illustrate, it also includes VOCABULARY word ideas and a VOCABULARY ELA journal activity that students will use to write and illustrate word meanings. Younger students will write word(s) with teacher, first and second grader will write a sentence with their word(s), and older students will write a paragraph using words. Students will SEQUENCE the story with 5 illustrated major events in the story. They will cut and paste in sequential order, add sentences or paragraph summarizing the plot. You will get a TURKEY POEM and a 5 DAY POETRY LESSON PLAN with detailed ideas and activities for each day. This set includes a TURKEY PROJECT with complete instructions, and a take home note. There are 8 COLORFUL REVIEW QUESTIONS for whole or small groups, and you will end the week with a 5 question multiple choice ASSESSMENT on the story.
A Turkey for Thanksgiving is about Mrs.Moose wanting a REAL TURKEY for Thanksgiving like everybody else has so everything will be perfect for all her forest friends. Mr. Moose goes on a hunt to please his wife, and... you'll have to read the book for the ending! I know you are going to fall in love with this book! It is a MUST READ for THANKSGIVING
This CLOSE READ is recommended for Kindergarten through 3rd grade, but can be used for struggling students in upper intermediate grades.
I hope you enjoy this story as much as I do!
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