A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
is an excellent choice as a mentor text for comprehension strategies (character development, story elements, visualizing, and cause/effect as well as for writing,
In this book companion set, you have lots of options. It is set up in a before/during/after format for guided reading, but parts can also be used for mentor text lessons and for writing. Plus, you now get the unit in both printable PDF version and in a digital/editable version using Google Slides. The printable PDF is in black and white (mostly) while all pages were converted to color for the digital option to make them more appealing on your one-to-one devices.
Skills included are:
Schema building about Thanksgiving Plans (quick write)
Vocabulary organizer and cards
Story elements turkey project
Four Square Thinking
Cause/effect (anchor chart and response pages)
Question task cards (4 per page and 1 per page for projecting and response page)
Summarizing the main idea
Class Book-A Turkey FREE for Thanksgiving
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