THE GREAT TURKEY WALK by Kathleen Karr is hysterical historical fiction from 1860.
A 14-page teacher guide, activity unit for The Great Turkey Walk is a clever, hysterical pioneer story about a young entrepreneur who undertakes to drive his flock of turkeys from Missouri to Colorado where there is a better market.
The Kids Wings literature guide crosses the curriculum to build skills in a fun way. Make way for a rollicking study of a time in United States history when a flock of turkeys was actually driven from Missouri to Colorado where there was a market for them.
Yee, Haa! Git along, little turkeys! The Sante Fe Trail will never be the same again after these bird-brains led by Simon Green scratch their way west from Missouri to Colorado in 1860 and prove that there is more than one kind of intelligence! A delightful tale of creativity, cooperation, character, and resilience that will motivate readers to fall in love with history and explore it creatively through historical fiction.
The Kids Wings literature guide for THE GREAT TURKEY WALK was written by master teacher Suzy Red and comes to you in PDF and PowerPoint format for excellence in printing and projection.
The activities include:
using graphic organizers to analyze characters,
main idea chapter titles and summaries,
converting text to cartoons with text bubbles,
from story dialogue to readers theater,
math in keeping books for Simon,
mapping the turkey trek,
big business math,
Math Logic puzzle,
writing prompts and