TURKEY TROUBLE Activities Lesson Plan on Summarizing and Sequencing

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Are you looking for great printables to support the fun storyTurkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano? I have you covered with a lesson plan teaching students about summarization, vocabulary, self to text connections, crafts, and graphic organizers. It is full of "EXTRAS" too! Check it out!

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P. 1 Cover
P. 2 Suggested week plan focused on summarizing
P. 3 HOME CONNECTION PROJECT (invite families in the fun of creating an art turkey project)
P. 4 Text to Self Connection
P. 5 Story Elements
P. 6 Summary Mini Book (students fill in the writing)
P. 7 Summary Mini Book (students add pictures) You choose
P. 8 Venn Diagram Compare a Turkey and a COW
P. 9 Graphic Oraganizer
P. 10 Sandwich Organizer
Pg. 11 Intermediate Lined Writing Paper to Summarize the Story
Pg. 12 Primary Lined Writing Paper to Summarize the Story
Pg. 13 Intermediate Lined Writing Paper (How I Would Trick a Farmer) from a turkey's perspective.
Pg. 14 Primary Lined Writing Paper (How I Would Trick a Farmer)
Pg. 16 Writing Award
Pg. 17 Comprehension Check (write in the blanks)
Pg. 18 Comprehension Check Circle the Answer
Pg. 19 Answer Key
Pg. 20 Acrostic Poem
Pg. 21 Acrostic Poem SAMPLE
Pg. 22 Wanted POSTER
Pg. 23 - 25 POSTERS (Vocabulary from the story)
Pg. 26-30 Turkey Headband
Pg. 31-39 Family Project (Operation Disguise Turkey) with Display Letters that say (TURKEY DRESSING)
Pg. 40 Credits

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This link "Turkey in Disguise Project" is found in this resources or you can get it without the week summarizing lesson.
Turkey in Disguise Home Project
Turkey Opinion WritingThanksgiving PLAY Parent Performance

A Plump and Perky Turkey Week Plan

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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