I created the turkey. I am using this with my students as they finish a Just Right Book, Balanced Literacy. The students use this as a way to determine that they understood the basic points in the text. They will make connections to self, text and the world.
Below are some 8th grade standards that apply. You can use different standards from the Common Core.
RL.8.10 Students should be exposed to a wide range of fictional texts, including those considered below grade level, on grade level, and above grade level.
RI.8.3 Students should be able to recognize and discuss key individuals (including recognizing those who are main or subordinate individuals) in a text.
RI.8.3 Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how key individuals, events, or ideas “come to life” in a text.
RL.8.5 Students must be able to identify theme, setting, and elements of plot.
RL.8.5 Students should be able to recognize elements that contribute to the theme, setting and plot within a drama or poem.