If you choose to read any book during Thanksgiving to Christmas, please read Turkey Claus by Wendi Silvano! OMGosh the cuteness of this story! It's all about Turkey's disguises he uses to get in to see Santa, to tell him his wish of not wanting to be Christmas Dinner on the farm. Your students will love the silly story and illustrations.
After reading the story (and even before!), you can use this literacy companion to expand your students' learning and comprehension of the text! This 60+ page unit is filled with hands-on, interactive learning activities that you and your class will enjoy before, during and after reading the book.
Before book activities included previewing the vocabulary terms I've chosen from the text and included on full-color word wall cards to be displayed during the unit. Students can then write definitions, sentences, and illustrations in a Vocabulary Journal that's included. I've also included a few interactive notebook journal prompts that focus on the vocabulary terms. Lastly, this section includes a vocabulary assessment you can use for grading purposes.
The next section focuses on comprehension of the text. Students will complete interactive notebook foldables that relate to text connections, comprehension, points of view, and more! I've included 23 comprehension story task cards with questions that relate to understanding the text. These are perfect to laminate and attach to a metal ring. They can be kept handy near your small group reading table or desk for whole group use. Finally, you'll find a 2-paged comprehension assessment you can use for grading purposes.
Next, is a cute Turkey Claus craftivity! I've included very detailed directions, along with photos! There are templates of all the pieces needed to make the craft, along with a variety of different writing papers you can choose from for the perfect fit for your students!
Lastly, there are a variety of story element printables included that range from sequencing, to directed drawing, to pretending they're a turkey! These are perfect for small group work and/or homework, or however you see fit! There are many to choose from so you'll have a printable for every reason you can think of!
I urge you to please download the preview to see the entire unit firsthand! Even if you don't purchase this product, please read this cute and silly story to your class... They will love it!