A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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44 pages
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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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Total Pages
44 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.


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