Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey vs. “This is No Turkey Tale” is a fiction vs nonfiction packet with predictions, comparisons, comprehension checks and writing activities.
You will need the picture book, Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey to complete all the activities in the packet. It's a very cute story and lots of kids will be able to relate to the storyline, especially if they have some Hispanic background because there are several Hispanic words interjected throughout the book.
The picture book is about a boy named Miguel who receives a live turkey from his father who is traveling. He tells Miguel to take care of the turkey and that they would share it for Thanksgiving. Miguel didn't want to give up the turkey because he became attached to it.
I wrote a nonfiction selection about real turkeys which is included in this packet called. "This is No Turkey Tale". Here's what else you will get in the packet:
portable word wall for both selections
text-based comprehension questions for Gracias, the Thanksgiving Turkey
turkey fact review sheet
venn diagram to compare/contrast both selections
turkey cutout as an organizer/interactive journal option to do a character sketch, sequencing activity, or turkey facts
turkey cutout photo sample
beginning, middle, end interactive flip-flap
turkey writing paper
ANOTHER THANKSGIVING PRODUCT FOR YOUNGER READERS IS:
Thanksgivng Things We Can Do Early Reader with Word Cards