Toodles the Turkey does not have very good self-esteem. She dislikes almost every part of herself, especially her "gobble" sound. As a result, she goes about the farm asking different animals to give her their sounds. A wise owl counsels Toodles that her own sound is special and important. In the end, Toodles' gobble saves the day for farm animals. This product is based on the story I Want Your Moo by M. Weiner/J. Neimark. It is a great turkey story as well as nice lesson on self-esteem and is part of my Literacy Center Series for Emergent Readers. (You will need to provide your own copy of the book.) This set of Literacy Centers will provide meaningful engagement and follow-up to the story of brave turkey.
Of the 10 centers in this collection, 4 of them are used each day throughout the week. These centers are of the type that children enjoy repeating and continue to use very productively.
The Daily Centers are:
• Writing the Room
• Reading and Writing Fluency Triangles
• Concentration Game
• I Can Spy the Words
The Project Center is also a daily center, but the content changes each day. During this time, the child completes one activity each day within the rotation time block. These 6 centers are in black and white, ready for you to run off as class sets.
The 6 Project Centers are:
• Emergent Build-A-Word Reading Book
• Story Text Poetry Book addition
• Retelling Story Headband craftivity
• Word and Picture Initial Sound Match
• Fill-in-the-Blank-missing words from the story
• I Can Label It!-thematic picture
In addition, 2 bonus items are included in this pack:
• Pocket Chart Pictures in color
• I Want Your Moo story text, in color, for the class poetry book
As teachers, we know how important it is for students to form meaningful connections to the stories they read and hear. These activities are designed to provide that support for story content, literary elements and reading fluency. These activities can also assist in the development of phonemic awareness, as well as help develop an understanding of vocabulary, syntax, and story structure. There is so much to love about children's literature!
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