Turk and Runt Speech and Language Activity Pack

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Finally there are activities and lessons created specifically for SLPs for Lisa Wheeler's story "Turk and Runt". Perfect for the Thanksgiving season, this humorous story tells what happens when Runt is the only turkey on the farm who knows why people are really taking turkeys home, and all of his efforts to save his plump juicy brother. Created by MzWeb's World, this pack includes:

. one pre-written lesson plan for an inclusive classroom lesson on

narrative skills

. graphic organizers and homework assignments

. vocabulary context clue cards

. vocabulary categorization activity cards and chart with visual


. WH story question cards with visual supports

. 2 mini-book templates (one blank, one completed)

. story sequencing pictures and worksheet

. following directions farm scene and story pictures, including

directions to use verbally or written, and game suggestions

. story based Sudoku puzzle for critical thinking skills

. links to other resources for Turk and Runt activities

Effective 11/15/18: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).
Use frequently occurring adjectives.


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