This unit contains a Thanksgiving short story titled "Wishbone Valley". It's about a boy who faces a lot of trouble after running into the ghost of a Thanksgiving turkey. This story, comprehension questions, and all of the activities require no prep! Everything is ready for you to print and use. There are ten activities from which you can choose, or use them all! A digital version is included too in case you want to assign the work through Google classroom.
Here’s what’s included:
Making predictions: This prereading activity can be used for students to predict what the story is about.
Short Story “Wishbone Valley” – The story is four pages long. It can be printed on two pages front and back.
Comprehension multiple choice questions – There are twelve multiple choice questions about the story.
“Wishbone Valley” Literary Essentials- Students will record the setting, conflict, main characters, and resolution on this handout.
Setting Analysis – Students will read about what a setting includes and determine whether the setting in this story affects the characters and plots
Parts of Plot – Handouts explaining the structure of plot are included as well as a handout where students can record the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of this story.
Find Textual Evidence Activity – Students will find evidence to support four statements about the story.
Objective Summary – Handouts on how to write an objective summary are included along with a sample objective summary. Students will write an objective summary for this story. A sample summary for this story is included as well.
“Wishbone Valley” I Am Poem – Students will follow the pattern to write their own poem about the story. A rubric is included for grading it.
Strut through the Story Activity – Students will write sentences with strong verbs from the story inside the turkey shape.
Answer keys for all activities are included!
Pick and choose the activities you want to use, or create learning stations or a carousel type system, and have students complete them all!
Want to use these activities digitally?
Two links are provided . One link will take you to the story in Google Doc. format. The other link will take you to the activities in Google Slides format. . Once you make a copy for yourself, you can send it to students using a google platform such as Google Classroom.